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Full text of "Town of Wilmington Annual Report"

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Wilming 




Annual Repor 
2001 




IN MEMORIAM 



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EVELYN R. ANDERSEN 
FREDERICK BELLISSIMO 
JUANITA J. "DEE" BLOWERS 
STEPHEN J. BRENNICK 
GEORGE EARL CAMBER 
DANIEL F. DAL TON 
AGNES DALY 
LAURENCE P. FLAHERTY 

THELMA G. GARDEN 
MARY "CHICKS" JOHNSON 
EVA KANCHUGA 
ZELLA M. LONGO 
MARY F. NICHOLSON 
HERBERT D. NICKERSON 
GEORGE G. ROBERTIE 
RICHARD J. "DICK" SCANLON 
JOSEPHINE SMITH 
WILLIAM WILSON 
STEPHEN WINSTON 
ROBERT J. WOODS 



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Table of Conteots 

Title Page 

Mission Statement 1 

Board of Selectmen 2 

Town Manager 5 

Administration & Finance Town Clerk 9 

Board of Registrars 10 

Town Counsel 11 

Board of Assessors 15 

Town Treasurer/Collector 16 

Town Accountant 17 

Public Safety Fire Department 37 

Police Department 41 

Animal Control Officer 46 

Facilities & Infrastructure Public Buildings Department 47 

Permanent Building Committee 47 

Department of Public Works 49 

Water and Sewer Department 56 

Human Services & Consumer Affairs ..Library 58 

Council for the Arts 63 

Carter Lecture Fund 64 

Historical Commission 64 

Recreation Department 66 

Elderly Services Department 69 

Housing Authority 71 

Disabilities, Commission on 72 

Veterans' Services 72 

Board of Health 73 

Cable T. V. Advisory Task Force 77 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 78 

Education Wilmington Public Schools 79 

Shawsheen Valley Reg. Voc . Tech. H. S 104 

Community Development Planning/Conservation Department 112 

Housing Partnership 118 

Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee.. 118 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 119 

Middlesex Canal Commission 12 

Inspector of Buildings 121 

Board of Appeals 122 

Town Meetings & Elections Constable 136 

Annual Town Election - April 21, 2001 136 

Annual Town Meeting - April 28, 2001 138 

Special Town Meeting - October 29, 2001... 172 

Directory of Officials 180 

Boards, Committees & Commissions 181 

Officers and Department Heads 185 

Municipal Services Guide 186 

Meeting Dates and Times 191 

Accepted Streets 192 

Telephone Directory by Department 



The "Mission Statement for the Town of Wilmington" is as follows: 



"The Town of Wilmington, as a municipal corporation, 
exists in order to deliver a wide range of municipal 
services to those who live, work or own property within 
the borders of Wilmington; and in order to make this 
community a good place to live, to work, and to raise 
and educate a family, those services must be responsive 
to the needs of the people. They must be effective and 
efficient. Principles of honesty, fairness, 
dependability and compassion must govern the actions of 
the officials and the employees of the Town. Those who 
work for the Town as employees or as members of boards, 
committees and commissions are recognized as its most 
important resource and the key to its success in 
serving the people of Wilmington." 

Endorsed by the Board of Selectmen May 22, 1989. 



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Town of Wilwington 



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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of 
wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the 
epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of 
darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...." 
Charles Dickens wrote those words over 140 years ago in, A Tale of Two Cities . 
And yet those words carried a certain resonance in 2001. 

For residents of this small Massachusetts community in the United States of 
America, the most bountiful country in the world, the year 2001 brought us 
locally many triumphs of accomplishment and internationally the brutal shock 
of loss: loss of life, loss of freedom, loss of innocence. 

The horror of the September 11th plane attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and 
Washington, D.C. are still incomprehensible. So many innocent relatives, 
friends and strangers lost their lives to people who never knew them and did 
not care to. In the aftermath, tighter security and stronger police powers, 
while welcomed on the one hand, seemed to further diminish the freedoms we 
hardly knew we had on the other hand. And while our collective innocence has 
been shaken by events of the past, the magnitude and scale of this destruction 
has shaken that sense of innocence, that we are somehow immune from global 
terrorism, still further. And yet the response to that dark day harnessed 
more goodwill and more giving of self than at any other time since World War 
II. On a more personal level, September 11th has caused many of us to 
reassess our priorities and to dismiss our tendency to take family and friends 
for granted in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. 

Locally, the town continues to make significant strides towards improving 
Wilmington as a place to live. 

Welcomed news was received in May as Standard & Poor's upgraded the town's 
municipal bond rating threefold to AA. Under the direction of the Board, the 
good judgment of the Town Manager and his department heads has led to 
continued improvement in the town's finances over the past 10 years. For 
residents, this rating upgrade means that the borrowing costs to finance large 
projects such as the new Middle School and Public Safety Building will be 
significantly reduced compared with borrowing costs prior to the upgrade. 

The new 36,000 square foot Public Safety Building was opened in May. The 
building houses the Police and Fire Departments and Central Dispatch. During 
a very moving ceremony on October 21, 2001 the building was dedicated to 
Wilbur A. Sheldon and Russell G. Pratt, two volunteer Fire Fighters who died 
in the line of duty and to all our public safety personnel who put their lives 
on the line. This state-of-the art facility provides the necessary space and 
resources to provide 21st century public safety services to a growing 
community of nearly 22,000 residents. 

Staff are working with Tappe Associates, Inc., a prominent architectural firm 
specializing in library design, to complete an evaluation of the most 
appropriate site for a new town library. Growth in the town's population, 
significant increases in patron usage, expanding services, the need to provide 



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equal access to patrons of all abilities and increases in the types of mediums 
to access information has become increasingly difficult to accommodate in a 
building with less than 15,000 square feet of space. A site will be 
recommended as part of a request for building design funds at the 2002 Annual 
Town Meeting. 



Completion of the Master Plan marked the first comprehensive re -assessment of 
the physical, cultural, social and economic development of Wilmington in over 
30 years. The contents of this document, if adopted by the 2002 Annual Town 
Meeting, will serve as guidelines for the future development of Wilmington. 
The Master Plan is the culmination of a 5-year effort. In February of 1996 
the Selectmen appointed an advisory committee comprising over 40 residents to 
review the 1970 Comprehensive General Plan for the Town of Wilmington. Based 
upon public meetings and input from committee members, a regional planning 
grant was obtained to revise the 1970 master plan. Over the past two years 
the opinions of a cross-section of Wilmington residents have been solicited 
through a survey, visioning sessions and numerous public meetings. The 
proposed master plan expresses our governing values and principles against 
which we, as town officials and as town meeting members, should measure our 
future decisions. 



Affordable quality housing continues to be a governing principle in 
Wilmington. The Planning Department obtained nearly $600,000 in state grant 
funding to continue to offer income eligible residents the opportunity to 
receive financial assistance with necessary home improvements. The number of 
affordable housing units in Wilmington has increased in the past four years 
from 159 in 1997 to 506 units this year. Housing af f ordability continues to 
be a challenge but we are making progress. 

Based upon the will of the residents as expressed at the October 29th Special 
Town Meeting, the Board authorized the purchase of six acres of open space. 
Nearly three acres are located in north Wilmington, off Ballardvale Street and 
bordered by the Town Forest. The second area is located near Hillside Way on 
the Wilmington/Burlington line and contains the historic Clapp's Mill. Both 
acquisitions continue the town's efforts to preserve critical portions of 
Wilmington's landscape and history for the enjoyment of our residents. 

There has been considerable debate over ways to address traffic on Chestnut 
Street and Butters Row. Some residents have petitioned the Selectmen to make 
traffic one-way on Chestnut Street. There is no question that the volume and 
speed of traffic on many neighborhood streets has increased and that these 
factors affect the safety of children and other residents walking along these 
streets . These problems are not unique to the Chestnut Street/Butters Row 
area. Restricting the traffic flow in one area of town will affect the 
traffic in other neighborhoods throughout Wilmington. The Board continues to 
work with the Town Manager and his staff to find ways to ensure that commuter 
traffic is directed onto the main roads in town. Requiring vehicle operators 
to travel at appropriate speeds through signage and police enforcement may 
discourage the use of neighborhood streets. The town will continue its 
investment in sidewalks to enable pedestrians to walk safely along our 
streets. The town's completion of signalization at the intersection of Woburn 
Street and Andover Street has improved safety dramatically. Other dangerous 
intersections are being evaluated to determine the best course of action. 

Tragedy struck twice at Silver Lake when two young men drowned during the 
summer. While the town does not believe that it was negligent in its 
oversight of the lake, a committee was appointed to review the incidents. In 
September the committee presented recommendations aimed at reducing the 
possibility of similar tragedies occurring in the future. 

Bobby Stewart retired as Police Chief in January while Alan Altman stepped 
down as Town Counsel in September. Combined, these two gentlemen provided the 
town with over 65 years of exemplary service. The Board wishes both of them 
good health and all the best in their future endeavors. While the town was 



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disappointed to lose their services, both men have been replaced with highly 
skilled individuals in their respective fields. Bernard Nally, former Deputy 
Police Chief and a member of the Police Department since 1968, was appointed 
as the new Police Chief. Michael Newhouse, a local attorney, member of 
various boards and committees in town and former member of the Board of 
Selectmen, was appointed as Town Counsel. 

The Board also wishes to acknowledge the tremendous legacy of Richard Scanlon, 
who passed away in June, and extend our condolences to his family. Mr. 
Scanlon' s many years as a teacher and coach and more recently as a school 
committee member illustrate all that is good and right about public service. 
More than an exemplary public servant, he was a decent human being. In honor 
of his contributions, residents voted to name the Wilmington High School 
baseball field in his honor at the October Special Town Meeting. 

The Board thanks the Town Manager, Michael A. Caira, for his continued 
leadership and vision and for the many employees and volunteers who work to 
make this small Massachusetts community in the United States of America a 
special place. 




* — Rxroert J. Cam, Chairman 
Board of Selectmen 




Board of Selectmen, from left: Scott C. Garrant, George W. Hooper, 
Chairman Robert J. Cain (seated), Robert P. Palmer and Michael V. McCoy 



Town of Wilmington 

1 2 1 GLEN ROAD 
WILMINGTON, MA 1 887 



OFFICE OF THE FAX (978) 658-3334 

TOWN MANAGER TTY (978) 694-1 41 7 

(978) 658-331 1 



To The Honorable Board of Selectmen and Residents of Wilmington: 

The horrific events of September 11, 2001 are indelibly etched in the minds of 
hundreds of millions of people throughout the world. There are no words to 
adequately describe the gruesome reality of that day. The nation experienced 
a collective range of emotions from shock to anger to a profound sense of 
grief. America's wounds however, were comforted by the empathy and support of 
the civilized world and by the endless gestures of kindness and countless 
displays of patriotism emanating from a proud and unified America. 

In Wilmington, residents gathered in prayer and in reflection. Many gave of 
their time, money and blood. American flags dotted the landscape, gracing 
homes, businesses and lapels. Community fundraisers and school events enabled 
all of us, especially children, to express our support for the cause of 
freedom . 



America's darkest hour was lit by a beacon of faith inspired by selfless acts 
of courage from real American heroes . In the words of Archbishop Egan of New 
York, ground zero became "Ground Hero." Winston Churchill said that, "Courage 
is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities . . . because it is the 
quality that guarantees all others." September 11, 2001 will forever be a 
defining moment for all Americans. We continue to mourn the great losses 
suffered by so many families and we especially grieve for those individuals 
whose ultimate sacrifice has served to unify America and strengthen its 
resolve for freedom. Today, America is truly "one nation, under God, 
indivisible" committed to "liberty and justice for all." 

On May 15, 2001, analysts from Wall Street's Standard & Poor's visited the 
Town of Wilmington to complete its rating review in conjunction with the 
town's issuance of more than $34M in general obligation bonds. The town had 
previously provided hundreds of pages of financial documents to support its 
contention that Wilmington's bond rating should be upgraded. On that day, I 
led a group of department heads in a 90 -minute presentation focusing on 
Wilmington's financial and economic condition. Following the presentation, we 
conducted a three hour tour of the community to support visually what we 
discussed during our meeting. Ten days later the results were in. 

Standard & Poor's assigned the town a AA rating. The Lowell Sun congratulated 
the community in its lead editorial published on June 2, 2001. They wrote, 
"The town's example for fiscal responsibility over the past decade has been 
rewarded with a rare triple upgrade in its bond rating. The new AA rating 
puts Wilmington among the fiscal elite for credit worthiness, a testament to 
the town's conservative and purposeful budget procedures." 

For the past twelve years, town government has labored hard to put its fiscal 
house in order. The implementation of strong financial policies and 
conservative budgeting has enabled the town to build adequate reserves. At 
the outset of the current fiscal year, the town's undesignated fund balance 
and stabilization reserves were equal to 20% of operating expenditures. The 
Department of Revenue has certified the town's available funds or "free cash" 
as of July 1, 2001 at $8,524,933, an increase from one year ago of $2,650,000. 
The availability of these funds will enable the town to meet extraordinary or 
emergency needs . 



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Community support for town government's fiscal plan has enabled Wilmington to 
meet the needs of a growing and vibrant community. On October 21, 2001, 
several hundred residents attended dedication ceremonies and a public open 
house to commemorate the formal opening of the Wilmington Memorial Public 
Safety Building. The building was dedicated in memory of Fire Fighters 
Russell Pratt and Wilbur Sheldon who lost their lives while battling a house 
fire near Silver Lake on September 11, 1927. 

The new building, which officially opened in May of 2001, serves as 
headquarters for both the Police and Fire Departments, as well as the newly 
established central dispatch office. The 36,000 square foot state-of-the-art 
facility triples in size the buildings that formerly housed the Police and 
Fire Departments. The site of the old police station is now parking for the 
new facility. The former fire station has become headquarters for the Public 
Buildings Department. 

In June of 2001, the town hired Tappe Associates, a Boston based architectural 
and design firm to conduct a feasibility study to determine the need for a new 
library facility and further to undertake cost and site related analysis. 
Based upon the results of the study, the committee, comprised of building, 
library and administrative officials, identified the Whitefield School site 
located on Middlesex Avenue as the preferred location for the new library. 
This was the unanimous conclusion of the committee after considering all 
potential sites for lot size, public accommodation, location constraints and 
other future municipal needs . 

Townspeople transferred $975,000 from the unexpended balance in the Middle 
School construction account to fund an important reconstruction project at the 
high school. The design firm of Cole and Goyette of Cambridge, MA was 
selected to provide architectural and engineering services for the interior 
renovations' project which will create nine new classrooms through the 
conversion of existing underutilized interior space. 

In the past year, the town constructed new playgrounds at Rotary Park and at 
the Boutwell School and upgraded the play area at Palmer Park. The town 
completed the implementation of its outdoor lighting program by installing 
energy efficient lights at the Town Park and at the Shawsheen and North 
Intermediate Schools. Significant upgrades were made at the high school's 
Alumni Field and a new irrigation system was constructed for the North 
Intermediate School fields. 

In March, Wilmington received three feet of snow followed by more than five 
inches of rain, resulting in serious flooding throughout the town. Many 
streets were closed due to flooding, electric power was lost and some 
residents were displaced from their homes. The town activated its emergency 
management plan, including opening shelters at both the Middle School and at 
the Buzzell Senior Citizen Center. Public Works crews had to completely 
rebuild the Burlington Avenue culvert at Mill Brook and the Chestnut Street 
culvert at Sawmill Brook. For the remainder of the spring, the town assisted 
residents in cleaning their property of several tons of branches and brush. 

Two major roadway projects were undertaken in 2001. Construction began on the 
Salem Street/Woburn Street intersection improvement project. Roadway 
reconstruction, drainage improvements and the construction of sidewalks were 
completed in the fall. By the time this report is published, traffic signals 
will have been installed at this very busy intersection. Public Works' forces 
began construction in June on Wildwood Street. The project includes the 
street's reconstruction with drainage improvements, the construction of 3,610 
linear feet of new sidewalks, the installation of guardrails and the 
installation of a new pre-cast concrete culvert at Maple Meadows Brook. 
Except for the final top course pavement, to be installed during the 2002 
paving season, all construction was completed in August of 2001. These two 
projects exemplify the town's resolve to improving safety conditions for both 
pedestrians and the motoring public. 

Town Meeting voters heard progressive reports from the Master Plan and Open 
Space and Recreation Committees. Both Committees will present their final 
report at the 2 002 Annual Town Meeting. Voters adopted the recommendation of 



the Master Plan Committee establishing a conservation subdivision design by- 
law, the purpose of which is to protect open space. In keeping with the 
town's commitment to acquire open space, voters at the Special Town Meeting of 
October 29, 2001 appropriated funds to purchase three acres of the seven acre 
historic Clapp's Mill Dam property which straddles the Wilmington/ Burlington 
border. Voters also agreed with the town's recommendation to purchase three 
acres of land off Ballardvale Street as an addition to the Town Forest. 

In 2001, the town earmarked $500,000 to develop a comprehensive water 
resources management plan. I appointed a citizens' advisory committee to work 
with SEA Consultants, Inc. to develop a plan which will serve as a guideline 
to the town for managing water supply and wastewater disposal needs in an 
integrated and balanced manner. The town appropriated $80,000 to fund a 
stormwater management plan to meet EPA regulations requiring the control of 
water pollution caused by stormwater runoff. Finally, in order to comply with 
new environmental requirements and in an effort to improve the town's 
management of fuel for its fleet, the Department of Public Works made 
extensive improvements to its fuel distribution system. 

Many other important initiatives and programs are documented in the reports of 
committees and departments . Town officials continue to explore new ways in 
which to provide a higher quality of service to its' residents. An 
examination of their reports will better illustrate these efforts and further 
detail the many accomplishments of this past year. 

Many of the town's most successful programs are dependent upon the essential 
services provided by volunteers. A popular new computer class is taught at 
the Senior Center by a talented and enthusiastic Wilmington senior. Friends 
of the Library and Friends of the Harnden Tavern are two indispensable groups 
who provide resources and hard work in support of library activities and 
historical programs. Scores of volunteers pick up the coaching reins to 
provide guidance to young athletes who just want to have fun. The town is 
grateful for these people and for all of the town's community organizations 
and volunteers . 

The town gratefully acknowledges several board members who stepped down from 
their positions in 2001. They included Derek Fullerton of the Conservation 
Commission, Martha Stevenson of the Board of Library Trustees, Debra Gray of 
the Recreation Commission and Paul Chalifour of the Historical Commission. 
Also concluding their service were Charlotte Guthrie and Richard Gage of the 
Commission on Disabilities, William Nee and Marilyn McCarthy of the Elderly 
Services Commission, Robert Ennis and Paul Sweeney of the Finance Committee 
and former Planning Board Chairman James Diorio. Randi Holland concluded her 
tenure on the Permanent Building Committee upon her appointment to the 
Planning Board. Robert Palmer, Scott Garrant and George Hooper are now 
members of the Board of Selectmen following service on the Town Forest 
Committee, Planning Board and Finance Committee, respectively. 

Edward Downs retired as Head Groundskeeper following a 35-year career in the 
Department of Public Works and Lieutenant Paul Welch retired from the Fire 
Department after 19 years of service. We are grateful to both for their 
dedication to their chosen professions. On September 30, following more than 
35 consecutive years of providing valuable legal services to town government, 
Alan Altman retired as Town Counsel. Wilmington was the fortunate beneficiary 
of his legal expertise and wise counsel. Recognized as one of the 
Commonwealth's foremost experts in municipal law, Alan's influence on town 
government is immeasurable. The Board of Selectmen named local attorney and 
former Selectman Michael J. Newhouse as Attorney Altman 's replacement. 

Attendees at the October 29, 2001 Special Town Meeting voted unanimously to 
honor the memory of long-time teacher/coach Richard Scanlon by naming the high 
school baseball field in his honor. Dick was a member of the School Committee 
when he passed away this past June. He influenced the lives of thousands of 
Wilmington students and the honor afforded to him by Town Meeting is a fitting 
tribute to his family and a lasting reminder of his important contributions to 
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The town's most recent financial audit report offered an assessment on the 
financial condition of local government. The auditors wrote, "Wilmington 
continues to embark upon its mission to bring both financial stability and 
sound systemic control to the town's daily operations. Tremendous 
improvements continue to be achieved on an annual basis, as many deficiencies 
that existed several years ago have completely dissipated to date. The 
undesignated general fund balance has been a direct beneficiary of this 
positive outcome as it approaches almost $10M despite a serious downturn in 
the region's economy. These positive operations are a direct result of 
management's continued ability to make efficient use of all town resources as 
well as prudently manage the budget process." The letter concludes by saying 
that "... despite all of the improvements to the system, management still 
needs to be vigilant." 

We need, as a community, to remain steadfast in our resolve to provide a 
better life for all of our residents who comprise the fabric of a truly good 
town. If we are vigilant and if we continue to make sound fiscal decisions, 
we will be able to construct a new library, acquire more open space and 
address the critical issues so important to our youth, our working families 
and to our seniors . 

As we look to the future, I can envision the conversion of the present library 
to a Senior Citizens' and Social Service Center. I can envision the 
construction of a new municipal center, which will anchor the historic Town 
Common. I can envision the conversion of the Town Hall to a community youth 
center, complemented by the playground and fields that make up Palmer Park. 

I am convinced that we, as a community, have the capacity and the will to 
provide for future generations of Wilmington residents through a combination 
of hard work, sound planning and fiscal responsibility. John Murphy wrote 
that, "In our lives, there must be reflections from the past projecting to the 
future." Wilmington residents can take pride in their accomplishments and 
remain hopeful for the future. I am proud to serve the citizens of this 
extraordinary community and I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead. 



Respectfully submitted. 




Town Manager Michael Cairo speaks during the Middle School's "Salute to Heroes" Program 



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ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE 



Town Clerk 



The Town Clerk serves as Public Information Officer, Chief Election Officer 
and Local Registrar of Vital Records and Statistics. The Clerk is charged 
with the responsibility of ensuring that the appropriate process, with 
notification and procedure, is adhered to in the making of legislative policy 
and of managing public access to this information. This office is often the 
first door of government accessed by individuals seeking information and the 
resolution of problems. It is with a sense of pride and accomplishment that 
we submit this annual report with the hope that we have served our citizens 
well . 

The following information and vital statistics were recorded during 2001: 

Births 266 

Marriage Intentions 87 

Marriages 87 

Deaths 256 

Deaths - Out of State 19 

Burial Permits 165 

Veterans Buried in Wildwood Cemetery 29 

Flammable Permits and Registrations: 

Flammable permits are issued by the Board of Selectmen through the Town 
Clerk's office. Notice is sent to the owner or occupant of land where the 
storage is located on or about April 1st for renewal by April 3 0th of each 
year. Failure to register on time, or to comply with the Board's regulations, 
may result in revocation of the permit after a public hearing. Sixty-one 
flammable permits were issued during the year. 

Permits & Recordings : 



The Town Clerk also serves as Clerk to the Board of Registrars. In this 
capacity, she has met with the Board of Registrars on a regular monthly 
meeting night, kept the minutes up to date and supervised all elections and 
the annual town census by mail. The Town Clerk's office also maintains 
current voting lists and registers voters during regular office hours. She 
also meets with the Board for special evening sessions to register voters and 
to certify nomination papers for candidates. 

Town Meetings & Elections 2001: 

Annual Town Election April 21 

Annual Town Meeting April 2 8 

Special Town Meeting October 29 



Uniform Commercial Code Recordings 
Uniform Commercial Code Terminations 
Business Certificates and Withdrawals 
Federal Lien Recordings 
Federal Lien Releases 
Fish and Wildlife Licenses 
Pole & Conduit Locations 
Dog Licenses 

Raffle and Bazaar Permits 



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Town Clerk Kathleen Scanlon swearing in Bernard P. Nally, Jr as Police Chief. 



Board of Registrars 

In accordance with Section 1, 
Chapter 3 of the Town By-laws, 
meetings of the Board of Registrars 
were held on the second Monday of 
each month for the registration of 
voters and to conduct business. 
Under Chapter 616 of the Acts of 
1958, these meetings were open to 
the public and press, and were so 
posted in the Town Hall. The Board 
also met many times for 
certification of signatures on 
nomination papers and assisted at 
all elections and town meetings. 

The Board held registration 
sessions as mandated by 
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 
51, Sections 26, 28, 31 and 32 and 
supervised the conduct of 
elections, mandated by Chapter 54, 
Section 64, Chapter 53, Sections 43 
and 63, all in accordance with the 
Town Charter and By-laws of the 
Inhabitants of the Town of 
Wilmington Revised. 

The calendar year 2001 had a total 
of 13,953 registered voters from 
our listed 21,779 inhabitants. 




and Michael J. Newhouse as Town Counsel. 



The Board of Registrars wants to thank all citizens of the town who returned 
their town census forms in 2001. Because of an increase in population, 
Wilmington will adjust its precinct lines for the April 2002 election. 
Citizens will be notified of any changes to their polling place. A true 
census is an asset to the town. 



Town Counsel 



On January 1, 2001 there were pending the following actions by or against the 
Town (exclusive of actions in which the Town was merely summoned as trustee, 
and in which it had no interest, and of tax lien foreclosure proceedings in 
the Land Court and petitions for abatement before the Appellate Tax Board*) . 

Fosters Pond Improvement Association, Inc. et al v. Aldo Caira, et al , 
Middlesex Superior Court #78-4771 (action in the nature of certiorari re 
decision of Board of Selectmen granting earth removal permit) . 

Town of Wilmington v. Robert Corey, aka, et al , Middlesex Superior Court 
(complaint alleging violation of Town Zoning By-law and Inland Wetland Act) . 

Dianna Holmes, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Suffolk Superior Court #54601 
(complaint for discrimination in violation of Chapter 151B) . 

Ruth E. Marranzini, et al v. Bruce MacDonald, et al , Middlesex Superior Court 
(appeal from the decision of the Board of Appeals) . 

William Baldwin, ppa, et al v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court 
#85-676 (claim for personal injury) . 

Ralph Fiore Bus Service, Inc. v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior 
Court #85-3048 (complaint under Mass. Antitrust Act, G.L.c.93). 

Joyce Corey v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court #86-146W 
(claim for violation of civil rights and injunctive relief) . 

James Bruce, Administrator, et al v. Clifford A. Singelais, et al , Middlesex 
Superior Court #87-0838 (third party tort action for claim of negligence) . 

Michelle A. Carbone, ppa, et al v. William Clifford, Administrator of the 
Estate of Mary E. Clifford v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior 
Court (action for wrongful death pursuant to G.L.c.229, s.2 and third party 
claim G.L.C.231B) . 

Charles Sullivan v. Bruce MacDonald, et al . Land Court (transferred from 
Middlesex Superior Court/appeal from decision of Board of Appeals) . 

Max Johnson v. Bruce MacDonald, et al . Land Court (transferred from Middlesex 
Superior Court/appeal from decision of Board of Appeals) . 

Richard Stuart, Trustee, et al v. Board of Appeals of the Town of Wilmington , 
Land Court #42097 (appeal of decision of Board of Appeals denying 
reconsideration of a prior decision, denial of variances and denial of 
applications concerning Official Map (c.41, S.81E)). 

Scott C. Reinhold v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court #91- 
4078 (tort complaint for damages alleging tortuous acts by the Wilmington 
Police Department) . 

Priscilla Collins, Administratrix De Bonis Non of the Estate of Joseph James 
Roy V. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court #92-4695 (action for 
personal injury) . 

Presidential Development Corporation, et al v. Wilmington Planning Board , Land 
Court (appeal of a decision of the Planning Board pursuant to G.L.c.41, 
s . 81BB) . 

Mary Nelson v. Louis Farkas, et al , Middlesex Superior Court #94-2516 
(complaint for judicial review of zoning decision) . 

Joanne M. Cuoco, et al v. Gregory Erickson, et al , Woburn District Court 
#945CV1090 (appeal from decision of Board of Health) . 



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William E. Leatham, III, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex 
Superior Court #95-4539 (complaint in ten counts alleging negligence and other 
matters contained in the complaint) . 

Albert A. Cuoco, et al v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Land Court #226211 
(petition for declaratory judgment or to remove cloud on title) . 

Brandon Cave v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court #96-5017 (claim 
for personal injury) . 

James Joseph Randall, et al v. Daniel P. Murphy, et al . Land Court #231644 
(claim for declaratory judgment and adjudication of rights concerning so- 
called paper street) . 

Robert E. Vassallo, Jr., v. Town of Wilmington, et al. Civil Service 
Commission (claim of appeal pursuant to G.L. c.31, s.41 and claim of appeal 
pursuant to G . L . c.31, s.43) . 

Robert E. Vassallo, Jr. v. Town of Wilmington, et al , Middlesex Superior Court 
#99-6090 (Claims for gender discrimination, tortuous interference, defamation, 
sexual harassment and infliction of emotional distress) . 

Lawrence F. Howe v. The Town of Wilmington and Nancy Jane Slater , Land Court 
#240631 (Petition for declaratory judgment to remove cloud on title) . 

Michael Stuart a/k/a Michael T. Stuart, et al . v. Town of Wilmington , Land 
Court #37162-3-1996-11; 36146-S-1996-10 ; 231790 Misc. Case (rights in 
Claremont Street, Wilmington, MA). 

Christine Bramante and Howard M. Cohen v. Superintendent Geraldine O'Donnell 
and Town of Wilmington , Middlesex Superior Court #97-5683 (complaint 
concerning bus location) (defense to be provided by School Committee counsel) . 

Priscilla Carciofi v. Town of Wilmington , Lowell District Court #97-llCV-2713 
(complaint concerning money owed to her for being mini -bus driver for the Town 
of Wilmington) (defense to be provided by School Committee counsel and 
insurance company) . 

Town of Wilmington v. Tighe and Bresnahan, Trustees and North Middlesex 
Savings Bank , (Action for Breach of Third Party Agreement for failure to 
complete project improvements). 

James F. Murphy and William T. Murphy v. Town of Wilmington , Middlesex 
Superior Court #99-13 3 3 (Land damage and taking by Eminent Domain of land 
located on Wildwood Street) . 

Palmer Sciarappa and Joseph Sciarappa, Sr. v. Town of Wilmington , Essex 
Superior Court #9900730 (Claim for personal injury). 

Craig S. Newhouse, Trustee of Pulaski Street Realty Trust, et al . v. Town of 
Wilmington , Suffolk Land Court Civil Action #254732 (Action in Land Court to 
clarify title to land) . 

Paul Dacko, Cheryl Dacko and Eric E. Murray v. Town of Wilmington , 

Suffolk Land Court Civil Action #256091 (Action in Land Court to clarify title 

to land) . 

AFSCME, Council 93, AFL-CIO v. Town of Wilmington , Labor Relations Commission 
MUP-2510 (Alleged refusal to bargain in good faith) . 

DeJongh v. AvalonBay Communities, Inc. et al . , Docket #00-1013 Appeal of 
Zoning Board of Appeals approval of comprehensive permit. 

Kevin J. Sullivan and Cynthia A. Sullivan v. Scott Garrant , Kevin Brander, 
James Diorio, Michael Sorrentino and Ann Yurek, as they are members of the 
Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington , Docket #2000-4579. Appeal of 
Planning Board's Definitive Subdivision Plan. 



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Scott Garrant , James Diorio, Kevin Brander, Michael Sorrentino and Ann Yurek 
as they are members of the Wilmington Planning Board v. Charles E. Boyle, John 
R. Forest, Dan Wandell, Jr. as they are members of the Wilmington Board of 
Appeals and Mark Nelson, individually . Land Court Docket #267499 Plaintiff's 
appeal of decision of Board of Appeals pursuant to G.L. c. 41 §81BB and G.L. 
C.40A §17. 

Town of Wilmington v. Angelo R. Buonopane, as he is the Commissioner of the 
Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Charles Rooney, Jr. , Docket 
#0053CV2886/290963 (Complaint pursuant to G.L. cl51A, § 12) . 

Town of Wilmington v. Robert Durand, as he is Secretary of the Office of 
Environmental Affairs , Middlesex Superior Court Civil Action #00-2885, 
Complaint for review and declaratory judgment concerning sewers. 

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*There are pending as of January 1, 2001, separate petitions for abatements 
before the Appellate Tax Board, many involving claims for several different 
years . 

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During the year 2001, the following new actions were brought against the Town 
of Wilmington or its officers or agents: 

Eric Hanson v. Town of Wilmington and Scott J. Bruce , negligent and careless 
operation of a motor vehicle by a Town employee. Docket #0053CV3376. 

Deborah Montesanti v. Officer Robert Richter and Town of Wilmington , Superior 
Court Docket #01-0831, action alleging Town failed to train officer in high 
speed, emergency driving procedures. 

Robert Montesanti v. Officer Robert Richter and Town of Wilmington , Superior 
Court Docket #01-0832, action alleging Town failed to train officer in high 
speed, emergency driving procedures. 

William J. Long, III & Maureen A. Long v. Town of Wilmington , Land Court 
Docket #270889 - use of property as an access or egress to land other than 
Plaintiffs or for any other purpose which streets and ways are commonly used. 

AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO and Town , Case #MUP-01-2958 Union filed charge with 
the Labor Relations Commission charging unfair labor practices. 

Robert Troy v. Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington and Kevin Brander, 
Randi Holland, Michael Sorrentino, David Shedd and Ann Yurek as they are 
member of the Planning Board , Denial of special permit application pursuant to 
G.L. 40A section 16, Misc. Case #274810. 

AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO and Town , Case #11 390 01600 0. Union requested 
American Arbitration Association to re-open a Class Action regarding a change 
in hours 00-305-NS-JG. Town has objected to re-opening the case. 

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees v. Town of 
Wilmington , Petition for Mediation and Fact finding. 

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During the year 2001, the following new actions were brought by or on behalf 
of the Town: 

Town of Wilmington v. Angelo R. Buonopane, as he is the Commissioner of the 
Department of Labor and Workforce Developm.ent and Charles Rooney, Jr. , Docket 
#BR-81178-XA (Appeal case) . 

Labor Relations for Fire Fighter Dispatchers Petition for Union 
Representative , MCR-01-4876, Petition for employee organization seeking 
collective bargaining pursuant to provisions of G.L. C.150A. 

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Town of Wilmington v. Angelo R. Buonopane, as he is the Commissioner of the 
Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Charles Rooney, Jr. , 
Middlesex County, Woburn District Court Docket #0053CV2886 and #2001CV410. 
Appeals from Assessments . 



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During the year 2001, the following actions by or against the Town were 
disposed of : 

AFSCME, Council 93, AFL-CIO v. Town of Wilmington , Labor Relations Commission, 
American Arbitration 00-305-NS-JG Alleged refusal to bargain in good faith. 
Disposed of by settlement acceptable to both parties. 

Robert Andersen v. Middlesex Retirement Board and Town of Wilmington , Division 
of Administrative Law Appeals Docket #CR-00-976, withdrawn with prejudice with 
assent of Town. 

Fire Fighters Local 1370, lAFF v. Town of Wilmington , Labor Relations 
Commission MUP-2604. Alleged participation in a prohibited practice. 
Disposed of by settlement of multiple issues. 

Lawrence F. Howe v. The Town of Wilmington, et al . , Land Court Docket #1999-P- 
1268 (Petition for Declaratory Judgment To Remove Cloud on Title) Action 
disposed of by decision of the Appeals Court affirming the Land Court Judgment 
that Pine Street was not a public way and the Plaintiff and Defendant Slater 
each own the fee to the center line of the way subject to the right of the 
other to pass over the way. 

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees v. Town of 
Wilmington , Petition for Mediation and Fact finding. 

Martin, PPA v. Town of Wilmington and the School Department , Docket #MICV2000- 
05650, action alleging harassment of a pupil. Case disposed of after Motion 
for Summary Judgment allowed dismissing the claim which was appealed and 
settled in the amount of $1,250.00. 

Lester Chisholm v. Scott Garrant, Kevin Brander, James Diorio, Michael 
Sorrentino and Ann Yurek, as they are the members of the Planning Board for 
the Town of Wilmington , Docket #Misc. 268-417, Complaint appealing decision of 
the Planning Board concerning denial of Plaintiff's Form A applications 
seeking endorsement in accordance with G.L. c. 41 §81P. Disposed of by 
dismissal of agreement of parties. Building permits issued and security filed 
for work to be completed. 

Paula Fiorenza v. The Board of Appeals of the Town of Wilmington , Misc. Case 
#M263311, Appeal of decision in reference to denying the issuance of a 
variance for property. Disposed of by Judgment sustaining the decision of the 
Zoning Board of Appeals and declaration that Plaintiff's land does not comply 
with Zoning By-law Section 5.3.2. Notice Of Appeal filed 9/01. 

Carolyn J. Reynolds v. Board of Health of the Town of Wilmington , Docket 
#00E020GC, Equitable Complaint for permission to remove two bodies from 
Wildwood Cemetery. Settled as a result of both parties signing Settlement 
Agreement . 

AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO and Town , Case #MUP-01-2958 , Union filed charge 
with the Labor Relations Commission charging unfair labor practices. Settled 
by agreement of the parties. 

Town of Wilmington v. Angelo R. Buonopane, as he is the Commissioner of the 
Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Charles Rooney, Jr. , Docket 
#0053CV2886/290963 , Complaint pursuant to G.L. cl51A, § 12. Assessment of the 
Town of Wilmington affirmed. 



Town of Wilmington v. Angelo R. Buonopane, as he is the Commissioner of the 
Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Charles Rooney, Jr. , Docket 
#BR-81178-XA Appeal case. Decision of Deputy Director affirmed. 



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Board of Assessors 



RECAPITULATION - 2 002 FISCAL YEAR 



Total Appropriation (Taxation) 

Total Appropriation (available) 

Total Deficit 

Special Education 

Energy Conservation 

County Retirement Assessment 

County Tax 

Mass . Bay Transportation Authority 
Air Pollution Districts 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council 
Mosquito Control Project 
Amount Certified by Collector & 

Treasurer for Tax Title 
Overlay of Current Year 
Cherry Sheet Offsets 
M. W.R.A 

Final Court Judgments 
RMV Surcharge 
Miscellaneous 

Less Estimated Receipts and Available Funds 



$52 , 131, 756 . 00 
393 , 003 ■ 00 
. 00 
204 . 00 
. 00 

1,345,404.00 
. 00 
424 , 820 . 00 
5 , 898 . 00 
5 , 337 . 00 
29, 841 . 00 

20, 000 . 00 
699, 674 . 57 
45, 020 . 00 
1, 557, 905 . 00 
. 00 
13 , 260 . 00 
. 00 



$52 , 524 , 759.00 



4, 147, 363 .57 
$56, 672, 122 .57 



2002 Estimated Receipts from Local Aid 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 

Penalties and Interest on Taxes 

Payments in Lieu of Taxes 

Charges for Services - Sewer 

Other Charges for Services 

Fees 

Rentals 

Deferred Teachers Salary 

Departmental Revenue - Library 

Departmental Revenue - Cemetery 

Other Department Revenue 

Licenses and Permits 

Special Assessments 

Fines and Forfeits 

Investment Income 

Voted from Available Funds 

Free Cash 

Miscellaneous 



$9, 818, 093 . 00 
2 , 532 , 981 . 00 
150 , 000 . 00 
500 , 000 . 00 
1, 922 , 795 . 00 
185 , 000 . 00 
55 , 000 . 00 
. 00 
. 00 
15 , 000 . 00 
55 , 000 . 00 
175, 000 . 00 
302 , 000 . 00 
1, 000 . 00 
150 , 000 . 00 
740, 000 . 00 
393 , 003 . 00 
760 , 000 . 00 
136, 357 . 00 



$17,891,229.00 



Real Estate 



Residential 
Commercial 
Industrial 
Personal Property 



$1,554,236,855.00 @ 12.95 p/t 

$ 114,581,045.00 & 31.42 p/t 

$ 430,812,900.00 @ 31.42 p/t 

$ 48,289,260.00 @ 31.42 p/t 



$20, 127,367.27 
3, 600, 136 .43 
13,536, 141.32 
1, 517 , 248 . 55 
$38,780, 893 . 57 



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Commitments 



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Ambulance 


i ly , 2 yo 


b 1 


Apportioned Water Betterments 


Q Q 1 

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4 


Interest 


14 / 


1 3 


Apportioned Street Betterments 


697 


13 


Interest 


278 


85 


Apportioned Sewer Betterments 


b / , y b X 




Interest 


4 U , 2 / / 


A A 




Z J , D X / 


X 


Water Liens 


X J U , J D D 


Q A 


Electric Lxens 


X D , 4 4 Z 


Q 

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Apportioned Title V Betterments 


-3 Q 


Q A 


Interest 


T ^7 C 

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Personal Property 


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6 3 


Water Betterments 


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2 3 


Street Betterments 


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2 


Sewer Betterments 


X4 / , 6 6 y 


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Water Liens 


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Sewer Liens 


U , / / D 


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Electric Liens 


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A c 
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Excise Interest and Charges 


3 2,513 


X / 


Ambulance 


2 2 3 , b 6 2 


X3 


Lien Certificates 


/I Q one 
4 y , z U b 


A A 


Betterment Certificates 


264 


00 


Mark and Clear Fees 


11,380 


00 


Water Department Collections 


5 , 072 , 720 


85 


Real Estate Interest & Charges 


81, 619 


76 


Personal Property Interest & Charges 


5, 334 


28 


Tax Titles 


134 , 139 


00 


Tax Title Interest 


38 , 770 


18 


Tax Title Legal Fees 


1,489 


42 


Instruments of Redemption & Recording Fees 


1,434 


39 


Total 


$45, 179, 271 


33 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
GENERAL PURPOSE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
AND REPORT OF THE TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2 001 



Members of the Board of Selectmen 

and Town Manager 
Town Hall 

Wilmington, Massachusetts 01887 



The Annual General Purpose Financial Statements of the town of 
Wilmington for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2001 are hereby submitted. This 
report was prepared by the Office of the Town Accountant. Responsibility for 
accuracy of the data and the completeness and fairness of the presentation, 
including all disclosures, rests with the town. 

To the best of our knowledge and belief, the enclosed data are accurate 
in all material respects and are reported in a manner designed to present 
fairly the financial position and results of operations of the various funds 
and account groups of the government. 



Respectfully submitted, 




Michael Morris 
Town Accountant 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2 001 



Table of Contents 



Combined Balance Sheet -All Fund Types and Account Groups 
Notes to Financial Statements 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balances -All Governmental Fund 
Types and Expendable Trust Funds 

Schedule of Budgetary Basis Statement of Revenues and 
Expenditures Budget and Actual -General Fund 

Schedule of Combined Balance Sheet -Special Revenue 
Accounts 

Schedule of Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures 
and Changes in Fund Balance -Special Revenue Accounts 

Schedule of Expenditures and Encumbrances Compared with 
Authorization by Function and Activity-General Fund 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures -Water Department 
Fund 

Schedule of Revenues and Expenditures -Capital Projects 
Fund 

Schedule of Debt Retirement 



Schedule of Trust Funds 



Assets 



Cash 

Receivables: 



Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 
Retirement of Long Term Debt 

Total Assets 

Liabilities & Fund Balance 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - ALL FUND GROUPS 
ALL FUND TYPES AND ACCOUNT GROUPS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2001 



Special 

General Revenue 
13,739,661.13 4,627,137.35 



General Property Taxes 


1,080,022.47 


Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions 


(1,498,186.41) 


Tax Liens 


365,743.02 


Tax Foreclosures 


307,445.50 


Motor Vehicle Excise 


476,999.45 


Departmental 


127,832.06 


Betterments 


1,095,822.84 


User Charges 


81,374.80 



385,711.76 
299,324.78 



15,776,714.86 5,312,173.89 



Capital 
Projects 



Trust & 
Agency 



2,629,107.50 1,513,361.10 



Long-Term 
Debt 



34,471,000.00 

2,629,107.50 1,513,361.10 34,471,000.00 



Total 
(Memorandum 
Only) 

22,509,267.08 

1,080,022 47 
(1,498,186.41) 
365,743.02 
307,445.50 
476,999.45 
127,832.06 
1,095,822.84 
467,086.56 
299,324.78 

34,471,000.00 

59,702,357.35 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 

Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 
Other Accounts Receivable 

Notes Payable 

Payroll Withholdings 

Total Liabilities 

Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Res. For Deferred Teachers 
Unreserved-Undesignated 

Total Fund Balance 

Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 



572,614.43 189,776.38 
1,080,022.47 

2,455,217.49 685,036.54 

42,875.55 

4,150,729.94 874,812.92 



40,390.18 



8,825,409.39 



23,515.52 



34,471,000.00 



2,215,575.53 731,247.48 

3,348,110.49 2,588,717.32 605,037.67 
585,000.00 358,003.00 



884,807.91 



11,625,984.92 4,437,360.97 2,588,717.32 1,489,845.58 



826,296.51 

1,080,022.47 
3,140,254.03 
34,471,000.00 
42,875.55 



40,390.18 23,515.52 34,471,000.00 39,560,448.56 



2,946,823.01 
6,541,865.48 
943,003.00 

9,710,217.30 

0.00 20,141,908.79 



15,776,714.86 5,312,173.89 2,629,107.50 1,513,361.10 34,471,000.00 59,702,357.35 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 
JUNE 30, 2 01 



Definition of Reporting Entity 

The Town of Wilmington is incorporated as a municipality in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is governed by an elected Board of 
Selectmen and an open Town Meeting. The Board of Selectmen appoint a 
Town Manager who in accordance with Chapter 592 of 1950, serves as chief 
fiscal and administrative officer of the town. Other town officials are 
appointed by the Board of Selectmen and the Town Manager. Generally 
accepted accounting principles (GAAP) requires that the accompanying 
general purpose financial statements present the Town of Wilmington (the 
primary government) and its component units. Corriponent units are 
included in the Town's reporting entity if their operational and 
financial relationships with the Town are significant. Pursuant to this 
criteria, the following entities have been excluded from the 
accompanying general purpose financial statements: 

Wilmington Housing Authority - provides housing for the elderly as 
well as subsidizing low income housing units. 

Middlesex County Retirement System - provides county government 
and various services for member communities. 

Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School 
District - provides education services for member communities. 

Northeast Solid Waste Committee - provides facilities for waste 
disposal for its members. 

Massachusetts Water Resources Authority - provides sewage disposal 
services . 

Summary of Significant Accounting Policies 

The accounting policies for financial reporting purposes of the town of 
Wilmington conform to generally accepted accounting principles for local 
governmental units except as indicated in Note 3 . The following is a 
summary of the significant accounting policies : 

A . Fund Accounting 

The town reports its financial activities in several funds and one 
account group in order to comply with the limitations and 
restrictions placed on both the resources made available to the 
town and the services provided. The various funds are grouped in 
the financial statements in this report into five generic fund 
types as follows: 

Governmental Funds 

General Fund - The general fund is the general operating fund of 
the town. It is used to account for all financial resources 
except those required to be accounted for in another fund. 

Special Revenue Fund - Special revenue funds are used to account 
for the proceeds of specific revenue resources (other than 
expendable trust or major capital projects) that are legally 
restricted to expenditures for specific purposes. 

Capital Projects Fund - Capital project funds are used to account 
for financial resources to be used for the acquisition or 
construction of major capital facilities. 



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FIDUCIARY FUNDS 



Trust and Agency Funds - Trust and agency funds are used to 
account for assets held by the town in a trustee capacity or as an 
agent for individuals, private organizations, other governments 
and/or other funds. These include expendable trust, non- 
expendable trust and agency funds. Non- expendable trust funds are 
accounted for in a manner that permits the periodic measurements 
of revenues earned, expenses incurred and/or net income in order 
to demonstrate maintenance of capital. Expendable trust funds are 
accounted for in essentially the same manner as governmental 
funds. Agency funds are custodial in nature (assets equal 
liabilities) and do not involve measurement of results of 
operations . 



ACCOUNT GROUP 



Long-term Debt and Liabilities - Long-term liabilities expected to 
be financed from governmental funds are accumulated in the general 
long-term debt group of accounts. This account group is not a 
fund. It is only concerned with the measurement of financial 
position and, therefore, is not involved with a measurement of the 
results from any operations . 



B . Basis of Accounting 



The accompanying financial statements have been prepared 
principally on the modified accrual basis of accounting. This 
method recognizes revenues when they become measurable and 
available. Expenses are recognized under this method as they are 
incurred. 

Revenue - Property tax revenues are recognized when they become 
available. Available means then due or past due and receivable 
within the current period or expected to be collected soon enough 
thereafter to be used to pay liabilities of the current period. 

All other revenues are recognized throughout the year when cash is 
received . 



In applying the susceptible to accrual concept to 

intergovernmental revenues, the legal and contractual requirements 
of the numerous individual programs are used as guidance. There 
are, however, essentially two types of these revenues. In one, 
moneys must be expended on the specific purpose or project before 
any amounts will be paid to the town. Therefore, revenues are 
recognized based upon the expenditures recorded. In the other, 
moneys are virtually unrestricted as to purpose of expenditure and 
are usually revocable only for failure to comply with prescribed 
compliance requirements. These resources are reflected as 
revenues at the time of receipt or earlier if the susceptible to 
accrual criteria is met. 



Expenses - Expenditures are recorded during the year on a cash 
disbursement basis. In addition, as required by Massachusetts 
General Laws, disbursements made during the fifteen days 
immediately following the close of each fiscal year and which 
pertain to the prior year are recorded as warrants payable and 
expenses as of June 3 0th. 

Purchase orders and other contractual obligations outstanding at 
June 30th related to annual operating expenses are recorded as 
encumbrances and, accordingly, as a reservation of fund balances 
at that date . 



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Deferred Revenue - Property taxes and other revenue that is 
measurable but not available has been classified as deferred 
revenue on June 3 0th. 

Encumbrances - Encumbrance accounting under which purchase orders, 
contracts and other commitments for the expenditure of funds are 
recorded in order to reserve that portion of the applicable 
appropriation, is employed in governmental funds. Open 
encumbrances at year-end are reported as reservations of fund 
balances. Encumbrances do not constitute expenditures or 
liabilities . 

Inventory - Inventory items (materials and supplies) are recorded 
as expenditures when purchased (purchase method) . 

General Fixed Assets - General fixed assets are recorded as 
expenditures in applicable governmental funds. The town does not 
capitalize the cost of general fixed assets in a general fixed 
asset account group, which is consistent with the practice of many 
municipalities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

C. Total Columns 

Total columns on the combined statements are captioned Memorandum 
Only to indicate that they are presented only to facilitate 
financial analysis. Data in these columns do not present 
financial position, results of operations or changes in financial 
position in conformity with generally accepted accounting 
principles. Such data is not comparable to a consolidation since 
interfund eliminations have not been made. 

D . Retirement System 

The Town contributes to the Middlesex Contributory Retirement 
System, a single employer plan, established under Chapter 32 of 
the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
Substantially all full-time and some part-time employees of the 
town except teachers and certain administrative personnel employed 
by the School Department participate in the system. Benefits paid 
under the plan, referred to as retirement allowance, include both 
an annuity portion, funded principally from amounts contributed by 
the participants, and a pension portion funded by the town. 

The participants contribute a certain percentage of their 
compensation annually, determined by their date of employment. 
The employer contribution by the town as determined by the 
County' s actuarial valuation normal cost plus the amortization of 
the original unfunded actuarial liability. 

Teachers and certain administrative employees of the School 
Department participate in a contributory retirement plan 
administered by the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement Board. 
Contributions to this plan are made entirely by the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, and therefore, the town does not contribute to 
the plan. 

3 . Departures from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles 

For years prior to 1985, the town presented its financial statements on 
the basis of accounting practices prescribed by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, Department of Revenue. These practices differed in many 
significant respects from G.A.A.P. 

During 1981, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a revised uniform 
municipal accounting system entitled U.M.A.S. The departures from 
G.A.A.P. under this revised system have been significantly narrowed. 
The town has adopted a modified U.M.A.S. for its financial statements. 



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The significant departures from G.A.A.P. included in the town of 
Wilmington's financial statements are: 



A. Retirement benefits are provided for in accordance with Chapter 32 
of the Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (see note ID) . 

B. General fixed asset acquisitions are recorded as expenditures at 
the time purchases is made rather than being capitalized in a 
general fixed asset group of accounts. 

C. Purchases for materials and supplies inventories are recorded as 
expenditures rather than assets at time of purchase. 

Budgetary Accounting 

An annual budget is legally adopted for the General Fund. All financial 
orders are initiated or recommended at Town meetings. Expenditures are 
limited to the line items as voted at the Town meetings. Department 
heads may not transfer, without approval, appropriation balances from 
one expenditure account to another within their department or budget. 
These along with transfers or unencumbered appropriation balances 
between departments or agencies must be approved at Town Meetings. 

Long-term Debt 

State law permits the town to authorize indebtedness up to a limit of 5% 
of its equalized valuation. Debt issued in accordance with this state 
law is designated as being inside the debt limit. In addition, however, 
a town may authorize debt in excess of that limit for specific purposes. 
Such debt when issued is designated as being outside the debt limit. 
The following summarized the annual debt service requirements as of June 
30, 2001. 



General Obligation Bonds 



Principal Interest Total 



Outstanding June 30, 2000 $ 675,000 $ 24,244 $ 699,244 

Retirements $ 450,000 $ 24,244 $ 474,244 

Additions $ 34,246,000 $ $ 34 , 246, OOP 

Outstanding June 30, 2001 $ 34,471,000 $ $34,471,000 

As of June 30, 2001, the town had authorized and unissued debt of $1,430,000 
as outlined below. 

Lowell Street Sewer Project $ 1,430,000 

$ 1,430, 000 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - ALL GOVERNMENTAL FUND TYPES 
AND EXPENDABLE TRUST FUNDS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2001 

Fiduciary 











Fund Types 


Total 




General 


Special 


Capital 


Expendable 


(Memorandum 






Revenue 


Projects 


Trust 


Only) 


REVENUES; 












General Property Taxes 


34,316,092.78 








34,316,092.78 


Tax Liens 


174,534.48 


120,107.69 






294,642.17 


Special Assessments 


260,010.82 


14,616.40 






274,627.22 


Excise 


2,739,069.11 








2,739,069.11 


Penalties 


1 0*+,Z JCtO 








1 "KA OCR A'K 


Licenses and Permits 


491,435.95 






22,869.60 


514,305.55 


Intergovernmental 


7,212,091.75 


2,455,305.21 




984.94 


9,668,381.90 


Charges for Services 


1,866,715.29 


5,251,938.60 




384,240.48 


7,502,894.37 


Fines 


129,234.40 








129,23440 


Fees 


54,512.15 








54,512.15 


Interest Earnings 


1,120,099.81 


14,420.46 




69,156.12 


1,203,676.39 


BAN Premium 


1,510,759.04 








1,510,759.04 


Bond Issue 






34,246,000.00 




34,246,000.00 


Appropriation Refunds 


460,265.72 


1,154.62 






461,420.34 


Other 


1,001,340.12 


335,879.76 




1,294,754.29 


2,631,974.17 


Total Revenues 


51,470,419.85 


8,193,422.74 


34,246,000.00 


1,772,005.43 


95,681,848.02 


EXPENDITURES: 












General Government 


1,420,311.18 


3,709.00 




19,198.50 


1,443,218.68 


Public Safety 


5,392,275.57 


294,006.24 


4,261,961.17 


333,345.27 


10,281,588.25 


Human Services 


760,755.35 


666,124.22 




10,683.13 


1,437,562.70 


Public Works 


5,395,630.21 


2,116,484.02 


14,254.95 


6,000.00 


7,532,369.18 


Community Development 


570,875.16 


704,692.05 






1 275 567 21 


Building Maintenance 


2,676,028.15 


290.95 




46,543.84 


2,722,862.94 


Education 


oo ccn "707 
Z/!,DD9,/o/.UU 


2,(43,204.99 


c COO oort A 4 

5,523,889.41 


•IOC o-iri OjI 

135,910.34 


30,972,791,74 


Recreation 


114,366.84 








114,366.84 


Veterans' Services 


24,000.52 








24,000.52 


Debt and Interest 


2,158,440.22 








2,158,440.22 


Unclassified 


4,425,292.04 


422,692.13 




1,198,847.96 


6,046,832.13 


Statutory Charges 


3,299,025.03 








3,299,025.03 


Capital Outlay 


599,199.21 








599,199.21 


BAN Retirement 






33,985,000.00 




33,985,000.00 


Warrant Articles 


26,623.68 








26,623.68 


Total Expenditures 


49,432,610.16 


6,951,203.60 


43,785,105.53 


1,750,529.04 


101,919,448.33 














Revenues over Expenditures 


2,037,809.69 


1,242,219.14 


(9,539,105.53) 


21,476.39 


(6,237,600.31) 


OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES): 












Operating Transfers In 


535,297.00 








535,297.00 


Operating Transfers Out 




(520,297.00) 




(15,000.00) 


(535,297.00) 


Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 




/con 007 riA\ 

(0/!U,/!y/.UU) 


n An 


/ic Ann AA\ 

(ID.UUU.UO) 


0.00 


Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 












and Other Financing Sources 












over Expenditures and Other Uses 


2,573,106.69 


721,922.14 


(9,539,105.53) 


6,476.39 


(6,237,600.31) 


Fund Balance July 1,2000 


9,154,405.23 


3,715,438.83 


12,127,822.85 


1,483,369.19 


26,481,036.10 


increase in Provision for 












Abatements and Exemptions 


(101,527.00) 








(101,527.00) 


Fund Balance June 30, 2001 


11,625,984.92 


4,437,360.97 


2,588,717.32 


1,489,845.58 


20,141,908.79 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF BUDGETARY BASIS STATEMENT OF 
REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES BUDGET AND ACTUAL - GENERAL FUND 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2001 





Budget 


Actual 


Variance 


REVENUES: 








General Property Taxes 


35,488,906 


34,490,627 


(998,279) 


Special Assessments 


1,000 


260,011 


259,011 


Excise 


2,243,491 


2,739,069 


495,578 


Penalties 


200,000 


134,258 


(65,742) 


Licenses and Permits 


225,000 


491,436 


266,436 


Intergovernmental 


7,145,982 


7,212,092 


66,110 


Charges for Services 


1,911,735 


1,866,715 


(45,020) 


Fines 


135,000 


129,235 


(5,765) 


Fees 


45,000 


54,512 


9,512 


Interest Eamings 


500,000 


1,120,100 


620,100 


Other 


626,000 


932,884 


306,884 


Free Cash 


500,000 


500,000 





Available Funds 


535,297 


535,297 





Deferred Teachers Salary 


106,527 


106,527 





Bond Premium 





1,510,759 


1,510,759 


Fema Reimbursement 





62,271 


62,271 


Total Revenues 


49,663,938 


52,145,793 


2,481,855 


EXPENDITURES: 








General Government 


1,376,255 


1,415,446 


(39,191) 


Public Safety 


5,311,428 


5,392,276 


(80,848) 


Human Services 


776,150 


760,755 


15,395 


Public Works 


4,895,834 


5,395,630 


(499,796) 


Community Development 


562,434 


570,875 


(8,441) 


Building Maintenance 


2,678,222 


2,676,168 


2,054 


Education 






/CO AQC\ 

(52,485) 


Recreation 


115,448 


114,367 


1,081 


Veterans Services 


18,510 


24,001 


(5,491) 


Debt and Interest 


2,198,533 


2,158,440 


40,093 


Unclassified 


4,072,601 


4,430,157 


(357,556) 


Statutory Charges 


3,273,153 


3,299,025 


(25,872) 


Offset Items 


46,342 


46,342 





Deferred Teachers Salary 


106,527 


106,527 





Capital Outlay 


808,950 


599,059 


209,891 


Warrant Articles 


85,550 


26,624 


58,926 


Total Expenditures 


48,843,239 


49,585,479 


(742,240) 


Excess (deficiency) of 








Revenues over Expenditures 


820,699 


2,560,314 





TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 
COMBINED BALANCE SHEET - SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2001 



Assets 



Grants 



Gifts 



Reserved for 
Appropriation 



Revolving 



Water 



Total 
(Memorandum 
Only) 



Cash 

Receivables: 

General Property Taxes 

Less: Prov for Abates & Exemptions 

Tax Liens 

Tax Foreclosures 

Motor Vehicle Excise 

Departmental 

Betterments 

User Charges 
Due from Other Gov'ts 
Amounts to be provided for: 

Retirement of Long Term Debt 



861,371.59 9,547.22 



389,546.45 669,803.40 2,696,868.69 



4,627,137.35 



299,324.78 



385,711,76 



385,711.76 
299,324.78 



Total Assets 



1,160,696.37 9,547.22 



389,546.45 669,803.40 3,082,580.45 



5,312,173.89 



Liabilities & Fund Balance 



Liabilities: 

Warrants Payable 

Deferred Revenue: 
General Property Taxes 
Other Accounts Receivable 

Notes Payable 

Payroll Withholdings 



77,821.49 



299,324.78 



92,835.80 19,119.09 189,776.38 



385,711.76 685,036.54 



Total Liabilities 



377,146.27 0.00 



0.00 92,835.80 404,830.85 



874,812.92 



Fund Balance: 
Res. For Encumbrances 
Res. For Special Purpose 
Res. For Subsequent Years 
Res. For Deferred Teachers 
Unreserved-Undesignated 



783,550.10 9,547.22 



731,247.48 731,247.48 
369,546.45 576,967.60 1,608,499.12 3,348,110.49 
20,000.00 338,003.00 358,003,00 



Total Fund Balance 



Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 



783,550.10 9,547.22 
1,160,696.37 9,547.22 



389,546.45 576,967.60 2,677,749,60 4,437,360.97 



389,546.45 669,803,40 3,082,580,45 5,312,173,) 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSEHS 
COMBINED STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES 
IN FUND BALANCES - SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2001 



Grants Gifts Reserved for Revolving 

Appropriation 



Water 



Total 



REVENUES: 
General Property Taxes 
Tax Liens 

Special Assessments 

Excise 

Penalties 

Licenses and Permits 

Intergovernmental 

Charges for Services 

Fines 

Fees 

Interest Earnings 
BAN Premium 
Bond Issue 

Appropriation Refunds 
Other 

Total Revenues 



2,322,791.36 



3,970.31 



13,743.57 555.00 



120,107.69 120,107.69 
13,427.17 1,189.23 14.616.40 



132,513.85 2,455,305.21 
2.310.501.22 2,941,437.38 5,251,938.60 



10,450.15 



14,420.46 



1,154.62 1,154.62 
25,118.30 73,718.06 222,744.83 335.879.76 



2,340,505.24 555.00 35,568.45 2,530,160.30 3,286,633.75 8,193,422.74 



EXPENDITURES: 
General Government 
Public Safety 
Human Services 
Public Works 
Community Development 
Building Maintenance 
Education 
Recreation 
Veterans' Services 
Debt and Interest 
Unclassified 
Statutory Charges 
Capital Outiay 
BAN Retirement 
Warrant Articles 

Total Expenditures 



2,987.00 
294,006.24 
99,087.50 
333,800.88 

694,611.22 1,704.00 
760,275.23 



722.00 3,709.00 
294,006.24 

567,036.72 666.124.22 
5,345.54 1,777,337.60 2,116,484.02 



8,376.83 
290.95 
1,982,929.76 



704,692.05 
290.95 
2,743,204.99 



422,692.13 422,692.13 



2,184,768.07 1,704.00 



0.00 2,564,701.80 2,200,029.73 6,951,203.60 



Excess (deficiency) of 
Revenues over Expenditures 



155,737.17 (1,149.00) 35,568.45 (34.541.50) 1,086,604.02 1,242,219.14 



OTHER FINANCIAL SOURCES (USES): 
Operating Transfers In 
Operating Transfers Out 

Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 



(40,000.00) 



(480,297.00) (520,297.00) 



0.00 0.00 (40,000.00) 0.00 (480,297.00) (520,297.00) 



Excess/Deficiency of Revenues 
and Other Financing Sources 
over Expenditures and Other Uses 

Fund Balance July 1, 2000 

Increase in Provision for 
Abatements and Exemptions 



155,737.17 (1,149.00) (4,431.55) (34,541.50) 606,307.02 721,922.14 
627.812.93 10,696.22 393,978.00 611,509.10 2,071,442.58 3,715,438.83 



Fund Balance June 30, 2001 



783,550.10 9,547.22 389,546.45 576,967.60 2,677,749.60 4,437,360.97 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2001 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 

Selectmen 

Selectmen 

Selectmen 



Elections 
Elections 
Elections 



Salaries 
Expenses 
Furnish. & Equip. 



Salaries 

Constable 

Expenses 



C. Fwd. to FY 01 
From FY 00 

0.00 
623.06 

0.00 

623.06 

0.00 

0.00 

70.00 



70.00 



Transfer 
Fiscal 2001 

3,000.00 
12,845.00 

2,350.00 
18,195.00 

24,137.00 
125.00 
4,500.00 
28,762.00 



Expenditures 


Balance 


C. Fwd. to FY 02 


Close 


Fiscal 2001 


Fiscal 2001 


From FY 01 


Fiscal 2001 


3,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


13,468.06 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1.478.10 


871.90 


871.90 


0,00 


17,946.16 


871.90 


871.90 


0.00 


22,307.95 


1,829.05 


0.00 


1,829.05 


125.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


4,273.99 


296.01 


100.00 


196.01 


26,706.94 


2,125.06 


100.00 


2,025.06 



Registrars 
Registrars 



Salaries 
Expenses 



0.00 
0.00 



0.00 



1,700.00 
5,280.00 



6,980.00 



1,700.00 
4,714.65 



6,414.65 



0.00 
565.35 



565.35 



0.00 
350.00 



350.00 



0.00 , 
215.35 



21535 



Finance Comm. 
Finance Comm. 



Town Manager 
Town Manager 
Town Manager 
Town Manager 



Town Accountant 
Town Accountant 
Town Accountant 



Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 
Treas/Collector 



Town Clerk 

Town Clerk 
Town Clerk 



Assessors 
Assessors 
Assessors 
Assessors 



Town Counsel 



Permanent Bid Com 
Permanent Bid Com 

General Government Subtotal 

PUBLIC SAFETY: 

Police 

Police 

Police 

Police 

Police 

Police 

Police 



Salaries 
Expenses 



Sal-Town Manager 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Furnish. & Equip. 



Sal-Town Accountant 

Salaries-Other 

Expenses 



Sal-Treasurer/Collector 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Furnish. & Equip. 



Sal-Town Clerk 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 



Sal-Prin. Assessor 
Salaries-Other 
Expenses 
Furnish. & Equip. 



Contractual Services 



Salaries 
Expenses 



Salary-Chief 

Sal.-Dep. Chief 

Sal.-Lleut. 

Sal.-Sgts. 

Sal.-Patrolmen 

Sal.-Dispatchers 

Sal.-Clerical 



0.00 

0.00 



900.00 
7,570.00 



402.35 
7,550.02 



497.65 
19.98 



0.00 

000 



497.65 
19.98 



0.00 


8,470.00 


7,952.37 


517.63 


0.00 


517.63 


0.00 


r\'7 o AO ^ o 

97,308.12 


97,308.12 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


242,325.13 


242,325.13 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


1,081.48 


61,494.84 


61,990.31 


586.01 


0,00 


586.01 


0.00 


19,000.00 


8,509.00 


10,491.00 


10,491,00 


0.00 


1,081.48 


420,128.09 


410,132.56 


11,077.01 


10,491.00 


586.01 


0.00 


68,696.68 


68,696.68 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


151,886.25 


151,886.25 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


22,275.00 


2,041.27 


20,233.73 


20,000,00 


233.73 


0.00 


242,857.93 


222,624.20 


20,233.73 


20,000.00 


233.73 


0.00 


38,227.00 


38,197.34 


29.66 


0.00 


29.66 


0.00 


116,349.08 


116,349.08 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


29,525.00 


21,809.01 


7,715.99 


0.00 


7,715.99 


0.00 


2,500.00 


2,168.00 


332.00 


0.00 


332,00 


0.00 


186,601.08 


178,523.43 


8,077.65 


0,00 


8,077,65 


0.00 


59,164.30 


59,164.30 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


73,519.13 


73,519.13 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


63.12 


3,200.00 


2,952.52 


310.60 


0.00 


310,60 


63.12 


135,883.43 


135,635.95 


310.60 


0,00 


310,60 


0.00 


72,093.58 


72,093.58 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


77,897.86 


77,897.86 


0,00 


0.00 


0.00 


108,402.81 


105,430.00 


162,015.20 


51,817.61 


21,606.60 


30,211.01 


0.00 


4,500.00 


3,339.00 


1,161.00 


0.00 


1,161,00 


108,402.81 


259,921.44 


315,345.64 


52,978.61 


21,606.60 


31,372,01 


0.00 


94,000.00 


93,999.96 


0.04 


0.00 


004 


0.00 


94,000.00 


93,999.96 


0.04 


0,00 


0,04 


0.00 


1,400.00 


163.92 


1,236.08 


0.00 


1,236.08 


0.00 


100.00 


0.00 


100.00 


0.00 


100,00 


0.00 


1,500.00 


163.92 


1,336.08 


0.00 


1.336.08 


110,240.47 


1,403,298.97 


1,415,445.78 


98,093.66 


53,419.50 


44,674.16 


0.00 


132,404.08 


132,404.08 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


67,759.19 


67,759.19 


0.00 


0.00 


00 


0.00 


92,706.28 


92,706.28 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


290,086.59 


290,086.59 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1,349,237.09 


1,349,237.09 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


16,166.00 


16,166.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


70,852.84 


70,852.84 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2001 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. Fwd. to FY 01 


Transfer 


Expenditures 


Balance C 


Fwd. to FY 02 


Close 






Prnm PY flfl 

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Picral 9nni 
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PicrQi 9nni 
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Prnm PV ni 
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Ficral 9nni 


Police 


Sal-Part Time 


0.00 


400.00 


A AA 

0.00 


>IAA A A 

400.00 


A AA 

0.00 


400.00 


Police 


Sal. -Fill In Costs 


A AA 

0.00 


OOA *7AA "70 

280,709.78 


AOA 7AA 70 

280,709.78 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. -Pd. Holidays 


0.00 


78,930.03 


70 AOA AO 

78,930.03 


A AA 

0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. -Specialist 


A AA 

0.00 


A O AAA AA 

12,200.00 


4 A AAA AA 

12,200.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sal. -Incentive 


A AA 

0.00 


OOC ACH AA 

236,491.00 


OOO AAO CO 

228,903.58 


7,587.42 


0.00 


7,587.42 


Police 


Sal. -Night Dm 


A AA 

0.00 


OO CAA AA 

33,690.0U 


00 CAA AA 

33,690.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Police 


Sick Leave Buyback 


U.UU 


AAC AA 

10,440.1)1) 


l4,/ 04.00 


CCH CC 

Do! .00 


A AA 

U.UU 


cci cc 

bbl.DO 


Police 


expenses 


U.UU 


13/ ,JOD.Oil 


1 3D, JH 1 






/n nn\ 

\U.UUJ 






0.00 


O Q~J A C 1 C CA 

2, 8/4, bib. bU 


A Qd A A7 ^ AC 

2,8b4.9n.0o 


AC// A A 

9,644.44 


AAC 07 

995.3/ 


C / A A7 

8,649.07 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-Chief 


0.00 


84,663.54 


84,663.54 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Dep. Chief 


0.00 


66,576.08 


66,576.08 


0,00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Lieut. 


0.00 


323,946.16 


323,946.16 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal-Privates 


0.00 


1,207,625.38 


1,207,625.38 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Clerk/Disptch 


A AA 

0.00 


4o,ilo.o4 


yl "5 A -1 C QA 

4o, id to. 54 


A AA 

o.ou 


A AA 

0.00 


A AA 

0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. -Part Time 


0.00 


1,080.00 


AAA AA 

200.00 


O OA AA 

880.00 


0.00 


n n/\ nn 

880.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. -Overtime Costs 


0.00 


275,000.00 


264,248.10 


10,751.90 


0.00 


10,751.90 


Fire Dept. 


Sal. -Pd. Holidays 


0.00 


89,018.93 


89,018,93 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-lncentive/EMT 


0.00 


13,975.00 


13,975.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sal.-Fire Alarm 


0.00 


nn A nA r n 

20,491.51 


nn A n A r a 

20,491.51 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Fire Dept. 


Sick Leave Buyback 


0.00 


20,680.00 


19,367.10 


1,312.90 


0.00 


1,312.90 


Fire Dept. 


Expenses 


72.08 


94,450.00 


94,412.83 


109.25 


0.00 


109.25 


Fire Dept. 


Furnish & Equip. 


34,920.48 


37,200.00 


58,471.08 


13,649.40 


13,649.40 


0.00 




34,992.56 


2,277,922.44 


2,286,211.55 


26,703.45 


13,649.40 


13,054.05 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Full Time 


A AA 
0.00 




■17C QAO 77 


c 700 00 

0,/ 22.23 


A AA 
0.00 


C 700 AO 

5,722.23 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Salaries Overtime 


0.00 


A O Cei A AC 

13,561.95 


•11 C (T "1 AC 

13,561.95 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


Public Safety Central Dispatch 


Expenses 


0.00 


OO ^CA AA 

22,/bU.UU 


OA OAC -1 7 


A C ill T 

2,543.83 


0.00 


n c An nn 

2,543,83 




0.00 


218,926.95 


210,660.89 


8,266.06 


0.00 


8,266.06 


Animal Control 


Salaries 


U.UU 


7Qn nn 


7fln nn 

<iD,/0U.UU 


n nn 
U.UU 


A AA 
U.UU 


A AA 
U.UU 


Animal Control 




U.UU 






Q47 Q'^ 


n nn 

U.UU 


Q47 






n nn 

U.UU 


-31 7fln on 




Q47 Q"^ 


n nn 

U.UU 


Q47 Q'l 


Public Safety Subtotal 






0,4U/:,o44.oy 


(; '300 07*; 


40,001 .00 


1y1 CAA 11 
14,044./ / 


OA 7 14 


rUbLIL WUKKb. 
















Engineering 


Sslsnes 


n nn 

U.UU 


1^ 1 , 1 f o.oD 


^A^ 170 oc 


n nn 

U.UU 


n nn 

U.UU 


n nn 

U.UU 


Engineering 


oaiaries-rari 1 imc 


n nn 

U.UU 


99 ^Qft nn 


1fi filR 7P 
1 D|D 1 D. / 


^ QR1 99 


n nn 

U.UU 


C 001 00 
0,30 1 


Engineering 




n nn 

U.UU 


'\ ^inn no 


9 fi'^O 74 


ftFlQ 9fi 

ODiJ.ZD 


9Q'^ nn 


'i7fi 9fi 
J/ V.cV 




0.00 


167,271.86 


160,421.38 


6,850.48 


293.00 


6,557.48 


Highway Division 


Sai-D.P.W. Supt. 


0.00 


75,592.40 


75,592.40 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Highway Division 


Salaries-Other 


A AA 

0.00 


1 7Cy1 77 


1 ,Uib,bb9.4J 


■17 -IQC Oyl 


A AA 
U.UU 


1 7 i AC 'iA 

1 7,190.34 


Highway Division 


Stream tvlaint. Sal. 


0.00 


15,660.00 


10,266.03 


r nnn n"^ 

5,393.97 


0.00 


5,393.97 


Highway Division 


Stream Maint. Exp. 


0.00 


1,000.00 


941.11 


58.89 


0.00 


58,89 


Highway Division 


Expenses 


1,675.42 


254,950.00 


255,737.91 


887.51 


870.00 


1751 


Highway Division 


Road Machinery Exp. 


on AA 


CO AAA AA 

bo,UUU.UU 


CO CAQ QC 


A Ar\C CA 

4,4U3.b4 


■iAA AA 
1UU.UU 


A OAC CA 

4,30b.o4 


Highway Division 


Fuel & Other 


174.33 


144,250.00 


161,346.73 


(16,922.40) 


0.00 


(16,922.40) 


Highway Division 


Drainage Projects 


0.00 


27,000.00 


26,456.61 


543.39 


0.00 


543 39 


Highway Division 


Public Street Lights 


OjiJO.if 


Ann AAA AA 

ZZO.UUU.UU 


on coc "1 c 
ill J, 000. lb 


■1 c ncQ I A 
lO.Ubo.n 


n AA 
U.UU 


A C ACO A A 

lo.uoo.n 


Highway Division 


Furnish & Equip. 


U.UU 


oyi Ann nn 
o4,UUU.UU 


OC 070 y1 1 


7 C07 

/ ,0/:/ .oy 


A AA 
U.UU 


7 C07 CA 




7 RfiO no 


1 ft7fi 917 17 


1 ft4Q R1 1 1*^ 


o>i OCO A/ 

o^,z jo.U'+ 


Q7n nn 


00 OQQ A/ 


Snow & Ice Control 


Salaries 


0.00 


233,514.00 


232,721.26 


792.74 


0.00 


792.74 


Snow & Ice Control 


Expenses 


0.00 


298,570.00 


303,777.32 


(5,207.32) 


0.00 


(5,207,32) 




0.00 


532,084.00 


536,498.58 


(4,414.58) 


0.00 


(4,414.58) 


Highway Division 


Rubbish Collection 


928,440.34 


1,790,400.00 


1,944,693.62 


774,146.72 


774,146.72 


0.00 






928,440.34 


1,790,400.00 


1,944,693.62 


774,146.72 


774,146.72 


0.00 


Tree Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


146,543.12 


145,208.18 


1,334.94 


0.00 


1,334.94 


Tree Division 


Expenses 


0.00 


9,395.00 


8,857.31 


537.69 


0.00 


537.69 




0.00 


155,938.12 


154,065.49 


1,872.63 


0.00 


1,872.63 



-29- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENEFiAL FUND APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2001 



CI iNirTinM/ArTiviTY 

rUINU 1 lUIN/MU 1 1 VI 1 1 




C. Fwd. to FY 01 


Transfer 


Expenditures 


Balance 


C. Fwd. to FY 02 


Close 






From FY 00 


Fiscal 2001 


Fiscal 2001 


Fiscal 2001 


From FY 01 


Fiscal 2001 


Parks & Grounds Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


211,464.34 


211,464.34 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Parks & Grounds Division 


Expenses 


U.UU 


on A(\r\ AA 
v5^,4UU.UU 


OA AOC AC 

0(C,UOD.yD 


oeo r\A 
.300. U't 


U.UU 


OeO A.1 

000. U4 




0.00 


243,864.34 


243,501.30 


363.04 


0.00 


363.04 


Cemetery Division 


Salaries 


0.00 


111,813.70 


100,864.65 


10,949.05 


0.00 


10,949.05 


Cemetery Division 


Expenses 


5,465.00 


25,750.00 


29,059.67 


2,155.33 


0.00 


2,155.33 


5,465.00 


137,563.70 


129,924.32 


13,104.38 


0,00 


13,104.38 


Sewer 


Salaries 


0.00 


53,876.34 


52,240.65 


1,635.69 


0.00 


1,635.69 


Sewer 


Expenses 


316,469.62 


69,325.00 


324,673.72 


61,120.90 


45,291.27 


15,829.63 


Sewer Subtotal 




316,469.62 


123,201.34 


376,914.37 


62,756.59 


45,291.27 


17,465.32 


Total Public Works 




1,258,026.98 


5,026,540.53 


5,395,630.21 


888,937.30 


820,700.99 


68,236.31 


COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: 
















Board of Health 


Sal-Director 


0.00 


60,562.85 


60,562.85 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Board of Health 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


132,839.84 


130,256.40 


2,583.44 


0.00 


2,583.44 


Board of Health 


Expenses 


0.00 


9,125.00 


9,018.37 


106.63 


0.00 


106.63 


Board of Health 


Mental Health 


U.UU 


Oy( 7AA AA 

z4,/UU.UU 




A 07 
U.J/ 


A AA 

U.UU 


0.37 






0.00 


227,227.69 


224,537.25 


2,690.44 


0.00 


2,690.44 


Sealer/Wts & Meas. 


Salaries 


0.00 


4,650.00 


4,650.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Sealer/Wts & Meas. 


Sm. Tools & Equip. 


0.00 


80.00 


0.00 


80.00 


0.00 


80.00 






0.00 


4,730.00 


4,650.00 


80.00 


0.00 


80.00 


Planning/Conserv. 


Sal-Director 


0.00 


62,261.15 


CO oc ^ -1 c 

62,261.15 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Planninq/Conserv. 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


122,508.06 


122,044.48 


463.58 


0.00 


463.58 


Planning/Conserv. 


Expenses 


4,380.00 


17,300.00 


17,357.49 


4,322.51 


3,288.77 


1,033.74 






4,380.00 


202,069.21 


201,663.12 


4,786.09 


3,288.77 


1,497.32 


BIdg Inspector 


Sal-Bldg Inspector 


0.00 


57,229.12 


57,229.12 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


BIdg. Inspector 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


80,137.11 


77,644.14 


2,492.97 


0.00 


2,492.97 


BIdg. Inspector 


Expenses 


0.00 


5,325.00 


5,151.53 


173.47 


0.00 


173.47 


BIdg. Inspector 


Furnish. & Equip. 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


300.00 


0.00 


300.00 




0.00 


142,991.23 


140,024.79 


2,966.44 


0.00 


2,966.44 


Community Development Subtotal 




4,380.00 


577,018.13 


570,875.16 


10,522.97 


3,288.77 


7,234.20 


PUBLIC BUILDINGS: 
















Public Buildings 


Sal-Super. 


0.00 


86,931.26 


86,931.26 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


1,782,939.34 


1,725,745.77 


57,193.57 


57,193.57 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Expenses-Town BIdg 




AA CO -1 AO 

99,03l.<i3 


•1 A7 A /I C~7 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


Electric-Town BIdgs. 


0.00 


145,000.00 


117,066.19 


27,933.81 


0.00 


27,933.81 


Public Buildings 


Utilities-Town BIdgs. 


8,115.48 


73,350.00 


79,895.73 


1,569.75 


233.88 


1,335.87 


Public Buildings 


Expenses School BIdg 


0.00 


158,200.00 


157,820.74 


379.26 


0.00 


379.26 


Public Buildings 


Training & Conference 


0.00 


385.00 


0.00 


385.00 


0.00 


385.00 


Public Buildings 


Fuel Heating 


9,891.29 


330,000.00 


336.735.78 


3,155.51 


0.00 


3,155.51 


Public Buildings 


Asbestos Repair 


0.00 


A r\r\ 

4,500.00 


4,300.00 


200.00 


0.00 


OAA AA 

200.00 


Public Buildings 


Roof Repairs 


12,707.86 


9,500.00 


10,981.00 


11,226.86 


11,226.86 


0.00 


Public Buildings 


HVAC Repairs 


0.00 


51,000.00 


49,448.19 


1,551.81 


1,242.80 


309.01 




38,427.07 


2,741,336.83 


2,676,168.33 


103,595.57 


69,897.11 


33,698.46 


Public Buildings Subtotal 




38,427.07 


2,741,336.83 


2,676,168.33 


103,595.57 


69,897.11 


33,698.46 


HUMAN SERVICES: 
















Veterans 


Salary 


0.00 


6,760.00 


6,760.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Veterans 


Expenses 


0.00 


1,750.00 


1,750.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Veterans 


Assistance 


0.00 


19,000.00 


15,490.52 


3,509.48 


1,626.17 


1,883.31 






0.00 


27,510.00 


24,000.52 


3,509.48 


1,626.17 


1,883.31 


Library 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


55,994.36 


55,994.36 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Library 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


411,143.00 


398,746.00 


12,397.00 


0.00 


12,397.00 


Library 


Expenses 


0.00 


102,530.00 


101,448.44 


1,081.56 


0.00 


1,081.56 


Library 


M.V.L.C. 


0.00 


27,893.00 


27,893.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Library 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


16,585.00 


16,585.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 






0.00 


614,145.36 


600,666.80 


13,478.56 


0.00 


13,478.56 



-30- 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2001 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 




C. Fwd. to FY 01 


Transfer 


Expenditures 


Balance 


C Fvi/d. to FY 02 


Close 






From FY 00 


Fiscal 2001 


Fiscal 2001 


Fiscal 2001 


From FY 01 


Fiscal 2001 


Recreation 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


63,896.56 


OAC CC 

63,896.00 


A AA 

0.00 


A AA 

0.00 


0.00 


Recreation 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


A O AAA AO 

48,090.03 


A O AAA AO 

48,090.03 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Recreation 


Expenses 


0.00 


2,800.00 


2,380,25 


419.75 


0.00 


419.75 


Recreation 


Furnish & Equip. 


0.00 


5,000.00 


0.00 


5,000.00 


5,000.00 


0.00 






0.00 


119,786.59 


114,366.84 


5,419.75 


5,000.00 


419.75 


Elderly Services 


Salary-Director 


0.00 


42,346.72 


42,346.72 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Elderly Sen/ices 


Salaries-Other 


0.00 


63,417.60 


62,162.60 


1,255.00 


0.00 


1,255.00 


Elderly Services 


Expenses 


0.00 


35,555.00 


35,555.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


141,319.32 


140,064.32 


1,255.00 


0.00 


1,255.00 


Historical Connm. 


Salaries 


0.00 


15,080.76 


AT AAA "T A 

15,080.76 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Historical Comm. 


Expenses 


1,948.70 


C AOf\ AA 

5,480.00 


CAT 

3,697.96 


3,730.74 


60.48 


O C*7A O/? 

3,670,26 


Historical Comm. 


Furnish & Equip. 


1,401.10 


3,750.00 


0.00 


5,151.10 


3,741,00 


1,410 10 






3,349.80 


24,310.76 


18,778.72 


8,881.84 


3,801,48 


5,080.36 


Com on Disabilities 


Salaries 


0.00 


500.00 


119.00 


381.00 


0.00 


381 00 


Com on Disabilities 


Expenses 


0.00 


300.00 


275.00 


25.00 


0,00 


25.00 




0.00 


800.00 


394.00 


406.00 


0.00 


406.00 


Human Services Subtotal 




J,o4y.oU 


Q07 Q70 m 


QQQ 071 OA 


00 Qc;n CO 


in /07 


00 coo QQ 

22, 022. yo 


EDUCATION: 
















School Dept. 


Salaries 


OO OO/^ O /I 

32,230.24 


A C OnA 00 A 00 

1b,oOU, 004.22 


1 c cno /tno 07 
15,090,492.2/ 


A'i A coo A A 


A1A COO A n 


A AA 

0.00 


School Dept. 


Expenses 


'51 1 0A7 i7 

i \ \ ,ZU/ . 1 / 


/ ^7^ flAO nn 

4,o( 0,OD£.UU 


A i^OQ AM 71 
4,0^3,004. ( 


1 f^7 0^A AA 


1 1^7 01/1 // 
\Df ,c 14.44 


ir\ nn\ 
^U.UU) 






343,437.41 


20,176,746.22 


20,228,347.00 


291,836.63 


291,836.63 


0.00 


Regional Vocational 


Shawsheen Vocational 


0.00 


2,341,440.00 


2,341,440.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 




0.00 


2,341,440.00 


2,341,440.00 


0.00 


0,00 


0.00 


Education Subtotal 




Qy*o >I07 A 1 




00 c;fiQ 7Q7 nn 
Zz,ODy,/t>/.UU 


OA1 QOC CO 

zyi ,000.00 


OQI QIC CO 

zyi.OOD.DO 


n nn 
U.UU 


DEBT SERVICE: 
















Debt & Interest 


Schools 


U.OU 


n fin 
U.UU 


n nn 
U.UU 


n nn 
U.UU 


f\ nn 
U.UU 


A AA 
UUU 


Debts Interest 


Gen. Government 


U.UU 


Z41,00o.UU 


Oy] 1 C07 CA 

Z41,Do/ -jU 


n (;n 
U.DU 


n nn 
U.UU 


A cn 
U,OU 


Debt & Interest 


Sewer 


0.00 


A OA QAQ AA 


•1 00 mo t;n 
l^Z.Uoy.OU 


OCQ CA 


n nn 
U.UU 


OC C A 

ODobU 


Debt & Interest 


Water 


U.UU 


(bU.JUy.UU 


icn Qnu 7f; 


n 0*; 
U.23 


n nn 
U.UU 


A OC 

U,2b 


Debt & Interest 


Auth. Fees & Misc. 


n nn 

U.UU 






03, / 00. OO 


n nn 

U.UU 


03, / JO.JJ 






U.UU 


9 1QQ c^'X'X nn 


ICQ AACt 00 


An nQ9 7fi 


n nn 

U.UU 


Apl AQO 7Q 

4U,Uy<:./0 


Debt & Interest Subtotal 




r\ nn 


A no cTJ nn 


ICQ ylyin 00 


Af\ AAA 70 

4U,Uy2./o 


n nn 
U.UU 


A A AAO 70 

4U,Uy2./o 


UNCLASSIFIED: 
















Insurance & Bonds 




600.00 


OCA ^ A nn 

Joy.zilU.UU 


oco 77n ^ n 


7 noo nn 


n nn 
0.00 


7 AOA AA 

7,039,90 


Employee Health & Life Insurance 




221, 847. 87 


O /(CA ACC 70 

o,4oUybo./<£ 


o CQC CQO C/l 


QC CO 1 AC 


QC coi AC 


0,00 


Veterans' Retirement 




A AA 

0.00 


•1 nAA AA 

1 j.uuy.uu 


■1 AAQ yl 

1o,UUo.4o 


n CO 
U.o2 


A AA 
U.UU 


0,52 


Employ. Retire. Unused Sick Leave 


0.00 


A C AP O AC 

45,062.25 


A c r\o o oc 

45,062.25 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


Medicare Employers' Contr. 




0.00 


247,120.00 


237,467.61 


9,652.39 


0.00 


9,652,39 


Salary Adj. & Add. Costs 




0.00 


31,325.86 


15,765.98 


15,559.88 


0.00 


15,559.88 


Local Trans/Training Conf, 




0.00 


7,500.00 


2,807.44 


4,692.56 


0.00 


4,692.56 


Out of State Travel 




U.UU 


1 cnn nn 


n nn 
U.UU 


1 CAA AA 

i,oUU.UU 


n nn 
U.UU 


1 CAA AA 
I.OUU.UU 


Computer Hdwe/Sftwe Maint. & Expenses 


59,402.87 


on OCA AA 

89,360.00 


AO 1 Ayl 10 

98,104.18 


CA ceo cn 


CA CCD cn 

50,000.69 


A AA 

0.00 


Records Storage 




0,000.00 


■1 Ann nn 
TUUU.UU 


C AAA AA 
D,UUU.UU 


n nn 
U.UU 


n nn 
U.UU 


n nn 


Annual Audit 




0.00 


16,000.00 


13,900.00 


2,100.00 


0.00 


2,100.00 


Ambulance Billing 




0.00 


22,000.00 


21,976.07 


23.93 


0.00 


23.93 


lorn Report 




0.00 


10,000.00 


10,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Professional & Technical Services 






9S nnn 00 


27 564 30 


44 029 97 


44 099 97 


n nn 

UUU 


Deferred Teachers Salaries 




0.00 


106,527.00 


0.00 


106,527.00 


0.00 


106,527,00 


Reserve Fund 




0.00 


57,000.00 


0,00 


57,000.00 


0,00 


57,000,00 


Unclassified Subtotal 




333,445.01 


4,481,879.83 


4,431,008.95 


384,315.89 


180,219,71 


204,096-18 


STATUTORY CHARGES: 
















Amt. Cert. Coll. Tax Title 




0.00 


20,000.00 


18,180.03 


1,819.97 


0.00 


1,819.97 


Current Year Overlay 




0.00 


700,000.00 


0.00 


700,000.00 


0,00 


700,000.00 


Retirement Contributions 




0.00 


1,279,373.00 


1,279,373.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 








-31- 











TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACUSETTS 
SCHEDULE OF GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES 
FISCAL YEAR 2001 



FUNCTION/ACTIVITY 

County Government Tax 
Offset Items 
Special Education 
Mass Bay Trans Auth. 
MAPC (Cfi. 688 of 1963) 
RMV Non-Renewal Surcharge 
Metro Air Poll. Cont. Dist. 
Mosquito Control Program 
M.W.R.A. Sewer Assessment 
Ctiarter Schools 
School Choice 
Criminal Justice Training 
Statutory Charges Subtotal 

WARRANT ARTICLES; 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Unclassified 
Warrant Articles Subtotal 

CAPITAL OUTLAY: 

Police 

Fire 

Public Works 
Public Works 
Public Works 
Public Works 
Public Works 
Public Works 
Public Works 
Public Works 
Public Works 
Public Works 
Public Buildings 
Public Buildings 
Public Buildings 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
School 
Capital Outlay Subtotal 
GRAND TOTAL 





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Fiscal 2001 


Fiscal 2001 


Fiscal 2001 


From FY 01 

1 1 \ji III 1 \J \ 






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44,obo.LlU 


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U.UU 


A A QCO f\r\ 

44,obo.00 


0.00 


44,868.00 




0.00 


46,406.00 


0.00 


46,406.00 


0,00 


46,406.00 






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0.00 


424,176.00 


427,311.00 


(3,135.00) 


0,00 


(3,13500) 




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9 141 nn 

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1 4ftQ '^n^ nn 


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n nn 


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P 0?ft 00 


r9 n9ft nn^ 


n nn 

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in n9fi nn^ 

\L ,\J £.0 .\J\J j 




0.00 


3,600.00 


0.00 


3,600.00 


0.00 


3,600,00 




n nn 
u.uu 




1 9QQ no<\ m 


7RA '^'^9 Q7 


U.UU 




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1 n?n nq 


'i nnn nn 


3 157 58 


2 862.51 


n nn 

u.uu 


9 fifi9 "il 


Lease of Quarters 


0.00 


2,250.00 


2,250.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


ParilitiPQ ripvplnnmpnt Pro 


90 ono 00 


20 000 00 

f\J\J\J ,\J\J 


0.00 


40 nnn nn 

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4n nnn nn 


n nn 

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0.00 


300 00 


0.00 


300 00 


0.00 


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1? QR? "in 


10 ono 00 


10 155 75 


19 aofi 75 


9 nnn nn 


in ftnfi 7'i 

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Qo\A;or ^^^Qtpr Plan 


1 4fiQ on 


0.00 


0.00 


1 469 nn 


1 4fiQ no 

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n nn 

u.uu 


M?)stpr Plan f^tiidv 


15,336.68 


0.00 


11,060.35 


4,276.33 


4,276.33 


0,00 


Traffic Intprcpptinn Prnippt 
1 lolML llllClocUUUll riujcol 


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38 nnn nn 


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0.00 


0.00 


999 4nn nn 


9P9 4nn nn 

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Historical Planning Project 


0.00 


10,000.00 


0.00 


10,000.00 


10,000,00 


0.00 




34'? 188 27 


85 550 00 

\J\J ,\J\J\J .\J\J 


26 623 68 


402 114 59 


388 145 33 


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112 800 00 


112 137 00 


663 00 


0.00 


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0.00 


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0.00 


5 599 98 


4 068 49 


4 n6a 49 


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700 00 


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u.uu 


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u,uu 


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14 nfifi nn 


1 9n nnn nn 


3n nfi3 39 


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1 U.T,Uc^.UO 


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1 Un ,u^^.uo 


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u,uu 


Irrinatinn Q\/ctpm 
iiiiyduuii oyoiciM 


n nn 


1 ft nnn nn 


13 891 18 


4 infi ft9 


4 inft S9 


n nn 

u,uu 


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ou,uuu.uu 


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•^n nnn nn 

OUjUUU.Uu 


■^n nnn nn 

OU,UUU.UU 


n nn 
u,uu 


Fuel Management System 


U.OO 


or AAA A A 

Jo,UUU.UU 


U.UU 


QC AAA AA 

oo.UUU.UU 


AAA AA 

JO,UUU.UU 


0,00 


1 own oepidge raciiny 


on 


1 0^ nnn nn 


00 
u.uu 


IOC nnn nn 


191; nnn nn 

IZj,UUU.uU 


n nn 
uuu 


Flprtriral I InnraHp 


0.00 


6 000 00 


6 000 00 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


ADA Compliance 


976.35 


0.00 


923.02 


53.33 


0.00 


53.33 


West Schoolhouse 


1,867.82 


0.00 


1,867.82 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


Woburn St. Roof Repairs 


2,672.48 


0.00 


0.00 


2,672.48 


2,672.48 


0,00 


Fire Alarm Upgrade 


27,724.92 


0,00 


5,703.49 


22,021.43 


22,021.43 


0,00 


Building Renovations 


51,601.18 


0.00 


35,367.92 


16,233.26 


16,233.26 


0,00 


Roof Repairs 


0.00 


102,000.00 


102,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0,00 


WHS Football Field Lights 


0.00 


95,000.00 


92,355,90 


2,644.10 


0.00 


2,644,10 


Window Replacement 


0.00 


5,000.00 


3,429.40 


1,570,60 


1,570,46 


0,14 


Gymnasium Floor Repair 


0.00 


26,650.00 


26,500.00 


150.00 


0,00 


150,00 




176,614.67 


808,950.00 


599,059.03 


386,505.64 


382,995,07 


3,510.57 




2,646,102.24 


50,255,588.43 


49,432,610.16 


3,469,080.51 


2,215,575,53 


1,253,504.98 



•32 



TOWN OF WILMINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

WATER DEPARTMENT 
ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN FUND BALANCES 
FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2001 



REVENUES: 

Water Receivables Rates 

Water Receivables Services 

Water Receivables Industrial 

Water Receivables Connections 

Water Receivables Fire Protection 

Water Receivables Cross Connections 

Water Liens 

Special Assessments 

Miscellaneous 
Reimbursements 

Total Revenue 

Operating Costs 
Total Operating Costs 

Excess Revenues over Operating Costs 

Transfer to General Fund for Debt Service, 
Employees Benefits and Allocated Charges 

Excess of Expenditures and 
Transfers over Revenues 

Total Fund Balance - Beginning 

Fund Balance Transfers 

Total Fund Balance - Ending 



Actual Fiscal 


Actual Fiscal 


Actual Fiscal 


1999 


2000 


2001 


2,663,092.70 


2,973,787.16 


2,761,354.25 


18,923.31 


12,080.22 


24,226.85 


26,911.56 


10,979.23 


24,557.56 


00,14/ .OU 


no ncn nn 

bo,ybU.l)U 


or\ 7-10 oo 

bO,/ 18.80 


40,870.53 


43,567.30 


44,819.92 


28,175.00 


26,845.00 


25,760.00 


122,129.99 


118,444.78 


120 107 69 


4,205.34 


1,238.84 


1,189.23 


25,873.96 


36,926.25 


168,180.84 


3 noo nn 


n nn 


c;c; 71« fii 


3,016,329.89 


3,282,818.78 


3,286,633.75 


2,091,832.00 


2,084,018.29 


2,200,029.73 


2,091,832.00 


2,084,018.29 


2,200,029.73 


924,497.89 


1,198,800.49 


1,086,604.02 


456,552.00 


459,005.00 


480,297.00 


467,945.89 


739,795.49 


606,307.02 


1,933,919.64 


2,401,865.53 


2,071,442.58 


0.00 


(1,070,218.44) 


0.00 


2,401,865.53 


2,071,442.58 


2,677,749.60 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON 
SCHEDULE OF LONG TERM DEBT 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2001 



PRINCIPAL PRINCIPAL 





YEAR 


YEAR 




PRINCIPAL 


OUTSTANDING 


BOND 


PRINCIPAL 


OUTSTANDING 


DESCRIPTION 


ISSUE 


DUE 


RATE 


AMOUNT 


JUNE 30, 2000 


ADDITIONS 


RETIREMENTS 


JUNE 30, 2001 


INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 


















Sewer - Main Street 


11-90 


11-01 


6.8-6.85 


745,000 


70,000 





70,000 





Judgement Loan 


08-96 


08-02 


4.9 


1,125,000 


450,000 





225,000 


225,000 


Comprehensive Middle School 


6-01 


6-11 


4.5-5.0 








24,300,000 





24,300,000 


High School Renovation 


6-01 


6-11 


4.5-5.0 








975,000 





975,000 


Public Safety Building 


6-01 


6-11 


4.5-5.0 








5,986,000 





5,986,000 


Public Safety Building 


6-01 


6-11 


4.5-5.0 








2,000,000 





2,000,000 


Main Street Sewer Project 


6-01 


6-11 


4.5-5.0 








985,000 





985,000 


TOTAL INSIDE DEBT LIMIT 








1,870,000 


520,000 


34,246,000 


295,000 


34,471,000 



OUTSIDE DEBT LIMIT 



Water Standpipe 

TOTAL OUTSIDE DEBT LIMIT 

TOTAL DEBT 



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1,425,000 
3,295,000 



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155,000 



155,000 







155,000 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 




It is with great pleasure that I submit the following annual report of the 
operations, activities and accomplishments of the Wilmington Fire Department 
for the year 2001. 



The manual force consists of the Chief, Deputy Chief, five lieutenants, twenty- 
seven fire fighters, one clerk. Lieutenant Paul Welch retired this past year 
due to disability. Daniel M. Hurley was promoted to Lieutenant. The 
department was saddened by the death of retired Lieutenant Robert J. Woods in 
February. The Emergency Management Agency also mourned the loss of long time 
member Herb Nickerson. 

The following roster is provided: 

Fire Chief 

Daniel R. Stewart 

Deputy Fire Chief 

Edward G. Bradbury, Jr. 



Lieutenants 

John Brown, Jr. Edmund J. Corcoran, III 

Daniel M. Hurley, Jr. Joseph T. McMahon 

Christopher J. Nee 



Clerk 

Linda K. DeMole 



Brian D. Anderson 
George A. Anderson, Jr. 
George A. Anderson, III 
David J. Currier 
Walter R. Daley 
Gary J. Donovan 
George J. Driscoll 
David R. Feyler 
Linda S. Giles 



Fire Fighters 

Kenneth P. Gray 
Eric M. Gronemeyer 
William J. Herrick, Jr. 
Richard J. Hughes 
Andrew W. Leverone 
Richard T. McClellan 
John F . McDonough 
Terry L . McKenna 
Robert E. Patrie, Jr. 



Christopher G. Pozzi 
Gary P. Robichaud 
Frederick J. Ryan 
Daniel J. Stygles 
Charles R. Taylor, Jr. 
Robert W. Varey, Jr. 
Robert E. Vassallo, Jr. 
David P . Woods 
Robert J. Woods, Jr. 



The combined civilian dispatch center is now operational in the Public Safety 
Building and is staffed by the following personnel: 

Dispatcher Supervisor 

Thomas W. Ceres 



Dispatchers 

Peter C. Cote Charleen R. LaRivee 

Michele M. DeLeo Robert J. LaVita 

Michael J. Enos George B. O'Connell 

Brian T. Hermann Darryl N. Sencabaugh 

April E. Kingston Christopher H. Sullivan 

On May 23, 2001, the new Public Safety Building was opened and staffed by 
public safety dispatchers. All dispatchers are trained in both police and fire 
dispatch related duties. Each dispatcher underwent an average of 100 hours of 
certified training. Some of this training included Police and Fire Dispatch, 
CPR certification and Emergency Medical Dispatch. 



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The communications room is state-of-the-art when it comes to equipment. There 
are three positions at which any dispatcher could sit and dispatch either 
Police or Fire Departments. Gone are the days of writing long reports or 
calling neighboring towns for assistance on the phone. Today, all calls 
received for assistance are entered into a computer aided dispatch system, 
enabling each department to build a history of calls for service. The radio 
system is computerized in such a way that, with the click of a mouse and a roll 
of the trackball, the dispatchers can speak to as many as 30 towns. 

During the course of last year, numerous commendations were given the 
dispatchers for excelling above and beyond their normal course of duties. 
These commendations come as no surprise due to the quality of people working 
and the quantity of training the dispatchers receive. 

The department responded to a total of 3,247 calls during 2001. 



Residential Buildings 
Residential (Other) 
Commercial Structures 
Commercial (Other) 
Haz Mat (out of Town) 
Chimney, Fireplaces & 

Woodburning Stoves 
Vehicles 

Brush, Grass or Rubbish 
Dumpsters 



6 

3 
2 
2 

3 
41 
94 



False Alarms 

Ambulance /Res cues 

Service Calls 

Carbon Monoxide Detectors 



Out of Town Assistance 



335 

1, 664 
906 
19 



155 



loss $97,200. 

The following is a list of permits issued: 



Black Powder 
Blasting 

Class C Explosive 
Fire Alarm 
Flammable Liquid 
Oil Burner 
Subpoena 
Welding 



2 

10 


72 
8 

114 

3 



Fire 


39 


Ambu 1 ance / Re s cue 


116 


$14,345,026. Estimated 


property 


Propane 


87 


Report 


38 


Smoke Detector 


262 


Tank 


43 


Miscellaneous 


4 


Sprinkler 


45 


Truck 


4 


Gas Stations 


4 


TOTAL 


696 



As required by law, all schools, public buildings, nursing homes and flammable 
storage facilities were inspected by the Fire Prevention Bureau under the 
direction of Lieutenant Daniel Hurley. Other inspections listed below: 



New Residential Plans Review 

New Residential Fire Inspections 

New Industrial Plans Review 

Fire Inspection Industrial/Commercial 

Underground Tank Removals 

Underground Tank Installations 

Oil Burner 

Propane 



153 
115 
47 
75 
29 
1 
38 
113 



Shift personnel inspected 262 residential properties for smoke detectors in 
compliance with M.G.L. Chapter 148, Section 26F. 

Classrooms at all of the public schools have received instruction on fire 
safety utilizing the state grant entitled, "Student Awareness of Fire Safety 
Education" or "SAFE." The program is supervised by Lieutenant Daniel Hurley 
with assistance from Fire Fighters Richard McClellan, Robert Patrie, Frederick 
Ryan and David Woods . 



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The municipal 
fire alarm 
division under 
the direction of 
Lieutenant Edmund 
Corcoran and Fire 
Fighter David 
Feyler supervised 
the installation 
of the central 
dispatch 
equipment at the 
Public Safety 
Building. New 
multi-pair cable 
was hung from the 
square to the 
Public Safety 
Building to 
relocate half of 
the fire alarm 
circuits. All of 
the circuits were 
terminated in new 
panel boxes in 
the low voltage 
room. Battery 
back-up and 
charging 
equipment was 
also installed. 

The new 10 circuit form 4 and digitize equipment is now capable of showing 
building addresses, hydrant locations, and hazardous material storage locations 
when an alarm is received. 

Central dispatch was cut over on May 15th with all the fire alarm circuits 
being transferred to the Public Safety Building. 

Two hundred fifteen master boxes, 16 street boxes and approximately 25 miles of 
wire currently make up the municipal fire alarm system. All circuits and boxes 
are in good working order and repairs due to storm or accidents have been 
corrected . 

In keeping with the replacement plan for old wire, the following circuits were 
upgraded in 2 01: 

800' "C" wire on Concord Street 

900' "C" wire on Main Street 

950' Figure 8 6PR on Main Street 

900' Figure 8 12PR on Church Street 

New fire alarm boxes added to the system are as follows: 

1225 McDonald's, 212 Main Street 

3116 Shell Oil, 586 Main Street 

3123 Compumachine , 645 Main Street 

3134 Koch Membrane, 780 Main Street 

3284 Analog Devices, 820 Woburn Street 

3285 Townsend Welding, 815R Woburn Street 
3414 DiCenzo Properties, 42R Industrial Way 
4111 Public Safety Building, 1 Adelaide Street 

The following boxes were relocated or replaced due to extensive building 
renovations : 

2111 10 Burlington Avenue 

3231 99 Restaurant, 144 Lowell Street 




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A new central station, digital communicator fire alarm system was added to the 
system allowing for precise reporting of alarm activation locations. The fire 
fighter can now know the exact location of the problem before leaving the 
station . 

This past May saw the completion and occupancy of the Wilmington Public Safety 
Building. The building was dedicated in October to the memories of all 
Wilmington public safety officials who have served, in particular, to Fire 
Fighters Russell Pratt and Wilbur Sheldon who died at a house fire on September 
11, 1927. 

The building has resulted in an improvement in virtually every aspect of Fire 
Department service delivery. From increased workspace, to improved technology 
and communications, we are poised to grow with the community into the new 
century . 

The September 11th events of this past year that so affected the nation also 
touched the Wilmington Fire Department. Shortly after the attacks, the FDNY 
requested the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing skills of Lieutenant John 
Brown who was sent to New York on a mutual aid basis. On the regional scene, 
the numerous calls for anthrax and other biological and chemical agents 
resulted in the activation of the District 6 Haz Mat Team and Lieutenant Edmund 
Corcoran. Virtually every member of this department and the Town Manager's 
office served in a direct or behind the scenes capacity during this trying 
time . 

Departmental goals continue to be realized. In the past several years, we have 
improved the shift strength from seven to eight, and freed a fire fighter from 
dispatch duties to emergency response. With the addition of a new Pierce 
Rescue Pumper anticipated in April 2002, the fleet is in very good condition. 
All fire fighting equipment and turnout gear is relatively new and meets NFPA 
standards for safety. The radio system has been upgraded with new equipment 
and improved coverage. Training has been enhanced with the addition of Fire 
Educational Television Network and on-line capabilities. Defibrillators are on 
board all front-line response vehicles. We will continue to strive to meet 
future departmental goals to improve these areas . 

This past year has been exceptionally challenging and I wish to extend my 
sincere appreciation to Deputy Fire Chief Edward Bradbury, Clerk Linda DeMole, 
Lieutenant Daniel Hurley, Dispatcher Supervisor Thomas Ceres, Police Chief 
Bernard Nally and all of the members of the Fire, Police and Dispatch 
Departments for your efforts during this period of transition. 

As always, I would like to thank the Town Manager and his staff. Assistant Town 
Manager, Department Heads, the Board of Selectmen and the many organizations 
for their assistance during the past year. 




Sergeant Dan Clark of the Massachusetts State Police sings the National 
Anthem during dedication ceremonies for the Public Safety Building. 



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Police Departmeot 

In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, it is a pleasure to 
submit, to the residents and taxpayers, the annual report on the activities of 
the Wilmington Police Department for the year 2001. 

The enclosed statistical report represents the raw numbers for all crimes, 
complaints and incidents reported during the year 2001 as well as the 
enforcement efforts of the Police Department. The total number of complaints 
and incidents reported to the Police Department increased by 2,098 from 19,199 
incidents in 2000 to 21,264 during 2001, a 10% increase over the prior year. 
Cruisers were dispatched to 15,879 complaints and calls for service during the 
year, an increase of 2,624 or a 19% increase over 2000. These overall figures 
reflect a busy growing suburban community. 

Several of the more serious crime categories declined during 2001. Breaking 
and entering into homes and buildings continued a two-year decline from 56 
incidents in 2000 to 44 this year, a 12% drop. Motor vehicle thefts declined 
13% from 37 in 2000 to 32 for the year. Drug offenses and complaints declined 
from 51 last year to 41 for 2001. Despite the lower numbers, extensive drug 
related investigative efforts were required in several cases that ultimately 
resulted in far reaching implications statewide. 

On the other hand some crime categories increased. Assault and batteries 
jumped from 59 in the prior year to 90 during 2001, a reflection of the times 
we live in. Larcenies continued an up trend as they increased by 47 or 19% 
over 2000. Vandalism incidents also increased from 244 to 292 this year. Sex 
related incidents numbered 24 for the year. Domestic violence incidents 
jumped from 209 last year to 262 for 2001. 

Traffic issues and motor vehicle accidents continue to be a serious community 
problem. The department was able to reduce accidents by 10% as shown by a 
decline of 85 from the 823 of the previous year to 762 for 2001. Our officers 
continued to place a high priority on the enforcement of motor vehicle laws 
during the year as they cited 6,662 motor vehicle violations during the year, 
a 22% increase over the previous year. The following are the totals for some 
of the major areas of concern; speeding violations 2,755; operators' license 
violations 392; unregistered and uninsured 263; and miscellaneous violations 
2,438. Arrests for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol 
dropped from 85 to 58 during the year, perhaps an indication of more 
responsible driving. 

During the year, Wilmington officers placed a grand total of 699 people into 
custody, including several fugitives from justice in other states and 
protective custody detentions. 

The statistics noted above and on succeeding pages are just one aspect of the 
workload of your Police Department. The department remains committed to the 
Community Policing philosophy we began seven years ago. We have made 
substantial progress changing the attitudes and expectations of both the 
police officers and the community. Officers responded to, and followed up on, 
numerous problem- solving assignments in their neighborhoods. In many of these 
cases they were successful in eliminating the problems that affected the 
quality of life for residents. 

Officers continued to improve their problem solving techniques. Specialized 
training was also given to officers concerning the unique problems of the 
elderly in today's society. Bicycle patrols were deployed during the Fourth 
of July activities and throughout the summer in the Silver Lake area and 
shopping centers on weekends and holidays. Based upon comments by residents, 
the bike officers are welcome additions to the force. During the year our 
community policing trailer was deployed at the Fourth of July activities and 
at Wilmington Plaza for the holiday season. The trailer provided a convenient 
location for the officers to dispense bicycle helmets to children as well as 
provide child safety seats to parents along with expert installation of the 
safety seats in various automobiles. The department sincerely thanks the 
DeMoulas Corporation, owners of the plaza, for their willing accommodation of 
our trailer. 



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In May of 2001, the department moved into the new Public Safety Building, 
located beside the old Police Station on Adelaide Street. The Fire Department 
and the newly created Public Safety Dispatchers joined us in the new building. 
We think the new facility is something the town can be proud of. Our October 
grand opening and dedication was attended by some 400 residents and invited 
guests. The Memorial Public Safety Building was dedicated in honor of Fire 
Fighters Russell Pratt and Wilbur Sheldon who lost their lives while fighting 
a house fire in 1927 and to all who have served in the Police and Fire 
Departments . 

Our new facility goes a long way towards providing the services to the 
community through our community policing programs that we were unable to 
provide in the old building. During the past year officers have run several 
Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) programs for women in our new training room. 
Several officers took a group of high school students on a weekend wilderness 
trip in the White Mountains. Other officers ran street hockey and wiffleball 
tournaments during school vacations, along with basketball during the summer. 

Our Elderly Services Unit completed Elderly Outreach training and assisted 
with the File of Life Program for Senior Citizens. They also helped install 
emergency beacon lights at senior homes. Presentations were made at the 
Senior Center on the risks of scam artists preying on the elderly. 

The Safety Officer ran several programs during the year that targeted school 
bus safety, winter safety, bicycle safety, and the Officer Phil Program that 
teaches young people to beware of strangers etc. Our DARE officer conducted 
drug, alcohol and tobacco resistance classes to all fifth and seventh grade 
students . 

There have been many personnel changes over the past year. Chief Bobby N. 
Stewart retired in January after 21 years as Police Chief. The entire 
department will miss his leadership, experience and expertise. Deputy Chief 
Bernard Nally was promoted to Chief on January 12, 2001. Lieutenant Robert 
Spencer was promoted to Deputy Chief at the same time. Later in the year 
Sergeant Michael Begonis was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to supervise 
the detective bureau and specialized officers. Officer David Bradbury was 
promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the late night shift. 

Other changes include the appointment of Shawn Lee as a patrolman. He is 
currently attending the Basic Recruit Academy. Safety Officer Robert Shelley 
will retire on January 18, 2002, after 37 years of service to the town. He 
will be missed by many and remembered by several generations of school 
children. Officer Brian Moon will replace Officer Shelley as the new Safety 
Officer. Patrolmen Jon Shepard and Brian Gillis have been assigned to the 
Traffic Enforcement Unit and Anthony Fiore has been assigned as a School 
Resource/DARE Officer. 

The following is a Departmental Roster of Personnel: 

Chief of Police, Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 

Deputy Chief, Robert H. Spencer, Jr. 

Lt . Robert V. Richter, Operations Lt . Michael R. Begonis, Admin/Dets . 

Sgt . J. Christopher Neville Det . Sgt . David M. McCue 

Sgt . Joseph A. Desmond Sgt. Charles R. Fiore 

Sgt. David L. Axelrod Sgt. David J. Bradbury 

Detectives/Specialists 

Court, James M. Peterson 
DARE, Chester A. Bruce, III 
Grants, Scott Sencabaugh 
Inspector Thomas A. Miller 
Inspector, David A. Sugrue 
Inspector James R. White 
Juvenile, Patrick J. King 
Narcotics, John M. Bossi 
Safety, Brian M. Moon 
Schools, Anthony Fiore 



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Uniform Patrol Officers 



Ronald J. Alpers, Jr. 
Paul R. Chalifour 
Christopher Dindo 
Richard A. DiPerri, Jr. 
Brian J. Gillis 
Francis Hancock 
Joseph F. Harris, Jr. 
Paul W. Jepson 
Paul Krzeminski 
Julie M. Lambert 
Steven R. LaRivee 
Shawn W. Lee 



Louis Martignetti 
Stephen F. Mauriello 
Thomas A. McConologue 
David M. McCue, Jr. 
Daniel E. Murray 
Patrick B. Nally 
Eric T. Palmer 
Brian T. Pupa 
Jon C . Shepard 
John F. Tully 
Michael W. Wandell 



Clerical Staff 



Beth Lessard and Dawn M. Naimo 



In closing this annual report, the first of my administration, I want thank 
the Town Manager and the Board of Selectmen for the opportunity to serve the 
Town of Wilmington as Chief of Police. I hope to continue to earn the trust 
that has been extended to me . 



A special note of thanks to the staff and members of the Wilmington Police 
Department. Without their support and outstanding efforts, none of our many 
accomplishments would have been realized. 




Members of the Wilmington Police Honor Guard prepare to escort retiring 
Police Chief and Mrs. Bobby N. Stewart and Police Chief Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 
into Chief Stewart's retirement party. 



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Wilmington Police Department Statistics, Year 2001 



ARRESTS : 

Arson 

Assault & Battery 41 

Breaking & Entering 5 

Disorderly 6 

Gambling 

Larceny 11 

Larceny Motor Vehicle 4 

Liquor Laws 18 

Malicious Damage 4 

Murder 

Narcotics 45 

Non Support 

Rape 2 

Receiving Stolen Property 1 

Robbery 

Sex Offenses 5 

Other 343 

TOTAL: 4 85 

PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 

Ages : 

11/12 

13/14 4 

15 5 

16 12 

17 35 
TOTAL UNDER 18 : 56 

18 22 

19 15 

20 11 

21 16 

22 7 

23 9 

24 4 
25/29 14 
30/34 23 
35/39 16 
40/44 11 
45/49 11 
50/54 4 
55/59 10 

60 & Over 6 

TOTAL OVER 18 : 179 

TOTAL PROTECTIVE CUSTODY: 235 



SEX CRIMES : 

Rape 8 

Indecent Exposure 4 

Indecent A&B 10 

Other 2 

TOTAL SEX CRIMES: 24 

MOTOR VEHICLE VIOLATIONS : 

Seat Belt 622 

Using Without Authority 2 

License Violations 392 

Endangering 11 

Leaving Scene Property Damage 11 

Operating Under Influence 58 

Unregistered/Uninsured 263 

Speed 2,755 

Other 2,438 

TOTAL VIOLATIONS: 6,552 

CITATIONS ISSUED: 

Warnings 3,316 

Complaints 113 

Non-Criminal 1,360 

Arrests 214 

TOTAL CITATIONS: 5,003 

CRIMES REPORTED: 

Threats of Arson & Bombing 61 

Assault & Battery: 

Firearm 2 

Knife 1 

Other Weapon 12 

Aggravated-hand-foot 32 

Simple assault 43 

TOTAL ASSAULTS 90 

BREAKING & ENTERING: 

By Force 18 

No Force 12 

Attempted 14 

TOTAL B&ES 44 

ROBBERY : 

Firearm 3 

Other Weapon 1 

Strong Arm 4 

TOTAL ROBBERIES : 8 



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LARCENIES : 

Pocket Picking 1 

Purse Snatching 

Shoplifting 19 

From Motor Vehicle 77 

M/V Parts & Accessories 13 

Bikes 20 

From Buildings 58 

From Coin Machines 

Other 102 

TOTAL LARCENIES: 2 95 

MOTOR VEHICLES STOLEN: 

Autos 22 

Trucks Sc Buses 3 

Other Vehicles 7 

TOTAL M/V THEFT: 32 

RECOVERED MOTOR VEHICLES : 
Stolen Wilmington and 

Recovered Wilmington 18 
Stolen Wilmington and 

Recovered Out of Town 17 
Stolen Out of Town and 

Recovered Wilmington 13 

TOTAL RECOVERED: 48 



INCIDENTS REPORTED: 

Alarms Responded to 1,989 

Disturbances 983 

Domestic Problems 262 

Assist Other Agencies 487 

Fires Responded to 98 

Juvenile Complaints 85 

Missing Persons Returned 22 

Missing Persons/Still Missing 1 

Prowlers Reported 431 

Miscellaneous Complaints 17,344 

M/V Accidents 738 

Cruisers Dispatched 15,879 

Suicides & Attempts 19 

Sudden Deaths 8 

OTHER DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONS: 

Restraining Orders Served 89 

Parking Tickets Issued 120 

Firearms I.D. Issued 28 

License To Carry Issued 189 

Dealer Permits Issued 
Reports to Insurance Companies 

and Attorneys 373 




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er 



Dogs Licensed 

Complaints 

Trips 

Trip Hours 

Animals Picked Up 

Animals Returned to Owner 

Animals Adopted 

Animals Picked Up Deceased 

Animals Euthanized 

Animals Quarantined 

Total Days for Dogs in Kennel 

Pets Vaccinated at Rabies Clinic 

Total Working Hours 



1, 623 
611 
643 
584 
53 
39 
11 
70 
3 
22 
213 
254 
1, 192 



Amount of Citations 



$290 . 00 





All puppies love the Animal Officer. 



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FACILITIES & INFRASTRUCTURE 



Public 



Buildin 




D 



epartment 



The Public Buildings Department is responsible for the maintenance of all town 
and school buildings. We are responsible to ensure that facilities are 
properly cleaned and maintained for town employees, school children and 
personnel and the general public. 

The following are the highlights of some of the projects completed during 
2001 : 

Routine maintenance was performed in all school and municipal buildings. 

A section of roof above the classroom area at the Boutwell School was 
replaced . 

A section of roof on the Town Hall was replaced. 

Voting machines were programmed and set up for elections. 

Chairs and choral risers were moved from school to school for musical concerts 
and plays . 

New energy efficient lighting was installed at the Town Park, North 
Intermediate tennis court and Shawsheen tennis court. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied on the interior of the Bath House and toilet 
facilities were updated. 

A fresh coat of paint was applied to the lockers at the High School. l| 
A fresh coat of paint was applied to the Moth House. 

The maintenance crew moved the Police Department and the Fire Department into 
the new Public Safety Building. 

Classroom space at the Wildwood School was renovated to accommodate the move 
of the Special Education offices from the High School . 

I gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, 
town departments, school administration and especially all the employees of 
the Public Buildings Department for their continued help, support and 
cooperation making 2001 a productive year. I would like to give a special 
thank you to the Public Buildings employees for the extensive work that was 
accomplished this summer with the moving of the Police and Fire Department 
into the new Public Safety Building. 



The year 2001 was a very busy year for the Permanent Building Committee. We 
completed construction and had a successful opening of the new Public Safety 
Building. The Public Safety Building has some punch list items still being 
completed . 

We are also in the process of the renovation of underutilized space at the 
High School for the purpose of creating nine additional classrooms. The 
Committee meets at least once every month for an update from our project 
manager on both projects. 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager, 
town departments, school administration and especially the people of 
Wilmington in their support and cooperation for the completion of these much- 
needed projects. 




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Department of Public Works 



In accordance with the By-laws of the Town of Wilmington, I, Donald N. 
Onusseit, hereby respectfully submit the annual report on the activities of the 
Wilmington Department of Public Works for the year 2001. 

The Department of Public Works consists of six (6) divisions: Highway, Tree, 
Cemetery, Parks and Grounds, Engineering and Water & Sewer. 



Major Public Works Projects : 



Salem Street (Route 62)/Woburn Street Traffic Improvements : Construction began 
on the Salem Street/Woburn Street Intersection Improvement Project with the 
roadway reconstruction, drainage improvements, and sidewalks completed in the 
fall. The installation of the traffic signals are scheduled for January 2002, 
which will complete the improvements at this very busy intersection. The total 
cost for the project is $240,000, with funding being provided by both Chapter 
90 Highway funds and town funds. 

Wildwood Street Reconstruction : Following the issuance of a wetlands permit by 
the local Conservation Commission, construction began in June on the Wildwood 
Street Reconstruction Project. This project included the reconstruction of 
Wildwood Street with drainage improvements, the construction of 3,610 linear 
feet of new sidewalk from the Wildwood School to Middlesex Avenue, the 
installation of guardrails, and the installation of a new precast concrete 
culvert (14.5 ft. by 6 ft.) at the Maple Meadow Brook. The majority of the 
construction was complete in late August, and the road was reopened prior to 
the start of school . The final pavement top course is scheduled for the summer 
of 2002. The total cost of this project is $305,000, with the town's Chapter 
90 program providing the funding. 

Fuel Station Improvement Project : In order to meet new environmental 
requirements, and improve the town's management of fuel for it's fleet, the 
Fuel Station Improvement Project at the DPW Highway facility was undertaken in 
2001. The project cost $102,000, and was paid for by both town and Chapter 90 
funds. The project includes new fuel dispensers, an inventory monitoring 
system, a new fuel service island with spill containment, both Stage I and II 
vapor recovery systems, a fire suppression system, fuel tank monitoring 
systems, and a canopy for the service island. 



Highway Division (978-658-4481) 



All regular highway maintenance work was carried out during the year, such as 
sweeping streets, installing street and warning signs, patching streets, 
cleaning catch basins, cutting brush along the roadsides, picking up trash 
along our roadsides, painting and replacing guardrails, repairing broken 
curbing, painting safety lines and crosswalks on streets, etc. 

Sidewalks : Sidewalks were constructed on Wildwood Street from No. 173 Wildwood 
Street to Middlesex Avenue . 



Guardrails : Guardrails were installed on Wildwood Street, and at the High 
School and Middle School. 



Roadway Projects: 

The following roadway projects were undertaken by the Department of Public 
Works in 2 001: 



Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing : Chapter 90 funds from the Massachusetts 
Highway Department were used on the following projects: 



Adelaide Street 

Central Street 
Grace Drive 
Harold Avenue 



(Middlesex Avenue 
(with parking and 
(Church Street to 
(Shawsheen Avenue 
(Shawsheen Avenue 



to Church Street) 
granite curbing) 
Middlesex Avenue) 
to End) - 2 , 514 1 
to Reed Street) - 



- 690 linear feet 

- 552 linear feet 
near feet 

1,312 linear feet 



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Lake Street-east (Main Street to Tewksbury line) - 1,450 linear feet 

(with pavement cold planning) 
Lake Street -west (Shawsheen Avenue to Tewksbury line) - 2,475 linear feet 

(with pavement cold planning) 
Moore Street (Shawsheen Avenue to beyond Wedgewood Avenue) - 1,528 

linear feet 

Reed Street (Shawsheen Avenue to End) - 1,090 linear feet 

Thurston Avenue (Church Street to beyond Kidder Place) - 688 linear feet 
Veranda Avenue (Main Street to End) - 847 linear feet (Top Course) 

Wedgewood Avenue (Moore Street to End) - 551 linear feet 



Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing : Water Department funds were used to resurface 
the following roadways, following water main replacements: 

Bond Street (Shawsheen Avenue to End) - 850 linear feet (Top Course) 

Ferguson Road (Shawsheen Avenue to End) - 1,073 linear feet 

Powderhouse Circle (Middlesex Avenue to End) - 710 linear feet 
Temple Street (Church Street to End) - 214 linear feet (Base Course) 

Bituminous Concrete Resurfacing : Town (DPW) funds were used to resurface the 
following roadways : 

Kendall Street (Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road) - 1,100 linear feet 

(Leveling Course) 

Melody Lane (Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive) - 245 linear feet 

Cracksealing followed by Microsurf acing : Chapter 90 funds were used for 
microsurf acing the following roadways in 2001: 

Arlene Avenue (Salem Street to Ella Avenue) - 3,754 linear feet 

Barbara Avenue (Dorothy Avenue to Catherine Avenue) - 85 linear feet 
Catherine Avenue (Barbara Avenue to Arlene Avenue) - 1,000 linear feet 
Dorothy Avenue (Barbara Avenue to Arlene Avenue) - 1,490 linear feet 
Ella Avenue (Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue) - 1,043 linear feet 

Franklin Avenue (Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue) - 739 linear feet 



Crack Sealing : For the purposes of improved roadway maintenance, crack sealing 
was accomplished on the following roadways : 

Middlesex Avenue (Main Street to Adelaide Street) - 1,040 linear feet 



Cracksealing followed by paving ; 



Central Street 
Grace Drive 
Harold Avenue 
Moore Street 

Reed Street 
Thurston Avenue 
Wedgewood Avenue 



(Church Street to Middlesex Avenue) - 552 linear feet 
(Shawsheen Avenue to End) - 2,514 linear feet 
(Shawsheen Avenue to Reed Street) - 1,312 linear feet 
(Shawsheen Avenue to beyond Wedgewood Avenue) - 1,52 8 linear 
feet 

(Shawsheen Avenue to End) - 1,090 linear feet 

(Church Street to beyond Kidder Place) - 688 linear feet 

(Moore Street to End) - 551 linear feet 



Drainage : Drainage improvements were installed on Adam Street, Allen Park 
Drive, Clark Terrace, Fairmount Avenue, Forest Street, Mill Road, Molloy Road 
and Sheldon Avenue. A new culvert at Old Andover Street was also constructed. 



In March, the town received 3 feet of snow followed by over 5 inches of rain on 
March 21-22. This combination of events resulted in serious flooding 
throughout the town. Burlington Avenue, Chestnut Street, Glen Road, Wildwood 
Street, and several other minor roads were closed due to the flooding. The 
Burlington Avenue culvert at Mill Brook and the Chestnut Street culvert at 
Sawmill Brook were damaged beyond repair by the flooding and had to be 
completely rebuilt by the DPW. 



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stream Maintenance Program : We have now completed our sixth year of brook and 
stream maintenance. A crew of six college students was hired to clean, by 
hand, some of the streams and brooks throughout town. The program in 2001 
concentrated on the brooks, streams and culverts in the Middlesex Avenue area 
of town. The stream and brook maintenance program evolved from a joint effort 
between the Department of Public Works and the Conservation Department with its 
goal to restore the quality of the streams and brooks and reduce flooding. 

Snow & Ice Removal : The Highway Division recorded 97.3 inches of snow for the 
winter of 2000 - 2001. The average annual snowfall for Wilmington is 
approximately 54 inches. 



Tree Division (978-658-2 809) 



The Tree Division carried out all regular maintenance work such as trimming, 
cutting, spraying, tree removal and tree planting. We removed roadside trees 
that were dead or interfered with public safety at numerous locations. 




Construction of sidewalks on Wildwood Street. 



The Town Common 
was illuminated 
again this year 
with Christmas 
lights installed 
by the Tree 
Division . 

Dutch Elm 
Disease : We 
removed 15 
diseased Dutch 
Elm trees . 



Mosquito 
Control : 



The 



town contracts 
its mosquito 
control out to 
the Central 
Massachusetts 
Mosquito Control 
Project, which 

currently provides services to 2 8 cities and towns throughout Middlesex and 
Worcester counties. 



The project's headquarters are located at 111 Otis Street, Northboro, MA. 
Tours of the headquarters or visits to field work sites may be arranged by 
calling the office in advance. Telephone 508-393-3055. 

The CMMCP practices Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM), blending state of the 
art methods and techniques with expertise, experience, and scientific research 
to provide member communities with modern, environmentally sound, cost 
effective mosquito control. 

As part of the effort to reduce the need for pesticides, they continue to 
expand their water management program. By cleaning clogged and overgrown 
waterways, mosquito breeding can be reduced, wetlands are restored and water 
quality is improved. 

BTI mosquito larvicide is used to treat areas where mosquito larvae are found. 
They routinely check known breeding sites, but also encourage the public to 
notify them of any areas they suspect could breed mosquitoes. Field crews will 
investigate all such sites and treat if needed. 

The goal is to handle all mosquito problems with water management or 
larviciding but it is recognized that there are times when adult mosquito 
spraying is the only viable solution. In such cases residential and 
recreational areas are treated with either hand-held or pick-up mounted 
sprayers . 



Cemetery Division (978-658-3901) 



All regular maintenance work was carried out throughout the year, such as 
mowing grass, weeding, trimming, resetting grave markers, pouring foundations 
for monuments, etc. 



Burials 

Died in Wilmington 
Died Elsewhere 
Non- Residents 
Cremations 
Infants 



30 
73 
52 
23 

3 

155 



Receipts 



Interments 

Foundations 

Deeds 



$47, 100.00 
$ 3 , 888 . 08 
$ 41.00 

$51, 029 . 08 



Reserve 



Trust Fund 



Sale of Lots 
Refund Reserve 



$24 , 161 . 00 
- 300.00 



Perpetual Care 
Refund Trust 



$23 , 575 . 00 
- 300.00 



Parks & Grounds Division (978-658-4481; 



TOTAL 



$98, 165 . 08 



All regular maintenance was carried out throughout the year such as cutting 
grass, trimming shrubs, marking ball fields for baseball, softball, football, 
field hockey and soccer. All fields and parks were fertilized and brush was 
cleared from the air vents at all the town's schools. 

Athletic Field Projects : In order to improve drainage, the DPW re -graded and 
hydro seeded Alumni Field at the High School. 

A new irrigation system that will be supplied by drilled (bedrock) wells was 
constructed at the North Intermediate School Fields. 



Playground Projects: At Rotary Park a new playground was constructed. This 
playground was designed so that additions can be installed as needed. A new 
playground was also constructed at the Boutwell School. 

Engineering Division (978-658-4499) 

The Engineering Division assisted town departments, boards and commissions with 
engineering related projects. This included the review of subdivision plans 
for the Planning Board and the inspection of subdivision roadway construction. 

The Engineering Division prepared plans and specifications for the Maple Meadow 
Brook Culvert, Fuel Management System, Rotary Park Playground and Boutwell 
School Playground Projects. The Engineering Division also prepared plans for 
the Wildwood Cemetery Expansion Plan and the Adelaide Street Reconstruction and 
Parking Project. In addition, construction inspection and supervision was 
provided for the construction projects undertaken by the DPW. 

Household Rubbish Collection, Disposal and Recycling (978-658-4481) 

The Department of Public Works is responsible for the town's various refuse 
disposal and recycling programs. These programs include household rubbish and 
recycling; appliance, television, and computer monitor recycling; yardwaste 
recycling; waste oil collection; and household hazardous waste collection. If 
homeowners have any questions or complaints, please call the above number. 

The yardwaste recycling program continued with the recycling of leaves, grass 
clippings, brush and Christmas trees. Due to the extensive town-wide winter 
storm damage, the DPW conducted a curbside brush collection program in the 
spring. Over 1,300 tons of brush was collected at curbside for recycling. In 
addition, over 2,200 Christmas trees were also collected at curbside by the 
Department of Public Works in 2001. 



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In 2001 the town collected the following amounts of trash and recyclable 
material : 



Trash Collected at Curbside 10,225 Tons 

Recyclables Collected at Curbside 1,254 Tons 

White Goods Collected at Curbside 13 Tons 

Yardwaste (including brush) Collected at Curbside 1,853 Tons 

Yardwaste Delivered to Recycling Center 2,316 Tons 

Water & Sewer Department (978-658-4711) 



Water : The department has received permission from the Massachusetts Water 
Resource Authorities (MWRA) Board of Directors to make an emergency water 
connection to their distribution system. Once the piped connection is made, 
the town will have a back up water supply in an emergency situation. The 
types of problems that could cause activation of MWRA pipeline are 
contamination of one or more of our wells; malfunction of a well or treatment 
plant; fire or other disaster at one of our water facilities. These are a few 
of the situations that could constitute an emergency and allow the town to 
have an uninterrupted water supply. 

The Butters Row 1 and 2 and Chestnut 1 and lA wells received motor upgrades to 
allow us to more efficiently control water flow from these wells. Each well 
was fitted with a variable speed motor and motor control center. Control of 
flow is critical for the treatment process to be 100 percent effective and 
produce high quality drinking water. 

All of the water distribution system was surveyed for leaks this year using 
sophisticated listening devices. The majority of this work is performed 
during the early morning hours when roadway noise is at a minimum. A few 
minor leaks were detected and repairs were made within 24 hours . In general 
the pipeline is tight and in good working order. 

A total of 3,815 feet of water mains were installed using the town's 
workforce. Old cast iron or galvanized water mains, which were undersized, 
are now replaced with 8 -inch diameter cement lined ductile iron. This 
improvement will provide an increased water supply to all homes and provide 
fire protection to these neighborhoods. 

During the month of May, a comprehensive water main flushing and valve 
exercising program was performed. This program aids in removing sediments in 
the water mains, identifies which fire hydrants need repair and helps ensure 
that the water gates in the system remain in good working condition. Needed 
repairs on the identified broken hydrants and water gates are also performed 
during this time period. 

The department maintains and repairs all water mains, services, hydrants, 
valves, storage tanks, pumping stations and water treatment facilities in the 
town. In addition, the department removes the snow around all fire hydrants 
and assists the Highway Department with roadway snow removal. 



Pumping Statistics: 



Maximum Gallons Per Day 4,757,500 

Maximum Gallons Per Week 30,535,800 

Maximum Gallons Per Month 116,701,300 

Average Gallons Per Day 2,796,130 

Average Gallons Per Month 85,048,963 
Total Gallons Per Year (Treated) 1,020,587,561 

Total Gallons Per Year (Raw) 1,151,519,615 



Precipitation Statistics : 

Annual Rain Fall (Inches) 35.73" 
Annual Snow Fall (Inches) 97.00" 



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Consumption Statistics 



Municipal Use (Gallons) 


23 , 


536 , 254 


Percentage of Total Pumped 




2% 


Residential Use (Gallons) * 


546, 


537 , 242 


Percentage of Total Pumped 




54% 


Industrial Use (Gallons) 


399, 


688,411 


Percentage of Total Pumped 




39% 


Total Metered Use (Gallons)** 


969, 


761, 907 


Percentage of Total Pumped 




95% 


Unaccounted for Use (Gallons) 


50 , 


825 , 654 


Percentage of Total Pumped 




5% 



* Residential use includes all residences and small commercial users using 
5/8-inch meters. 

** The difference between water pumped and water metered represents 

unaccounted for water use and consists of water used for flushing mains, 
main breaks, fighting fires, street sweeping, etc. Estimated. 

Water Distribution: 



The following new water mains were constructed in 2001 



Water Mains Installed by Contractors 


Length 




Size 


Foley Farms 


350' 




8" 


Sachem Circle 


570' 




8" 


Randolph Road 


300' 




6" 


My Way Circle 


325 ' 




8" 


Tanner Road 


175' 




8" 


St. Paul Street 


300' 




8" 


Winston Avenue 


950 ' 




8" 


Water Mains Replaced by Town Personnel 


Length 


Size 


Incree 


Chandler Street & Kelley Road 


2000' 


2" 


to 8" 


Jacquith Road 


500' 


2" 


to 8" 


Temple Street 


300 ' 


2" 


to 8" 


Jordan Street 


340' 


2" 


to 8" 


Hardin Street 


275' 


2" 


to 6" 


Sherwood Road 


400 ' 


2" 


to 8" 



Hydrants 

2 
2 
1 
1 

1 
2 

Hydrants 

2 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 



Total water mains installed in 2001 were 6,210 feet of 8-inch, 575 feet of 6- 
inch. There were 18 hydrants (2 on Park Street for additional fire 
protection) and 53 services installed in the system. 

Sewer Collection System: 

Sewer : A sewer main has been installed on Salem Street from the intersection 
at Cunningham Street heading west and terminated at the town line with 
Tewksbury. The sewer main is available to any abutter on Salem Street who has 
a failing septic system. 

The department is in the process of cataloging and filming the town's entire 
sewer infrastructure. This will identify all structural deficiencies and 
problem areas and enable us to develop a maintenance plan for the sewer 
system. 

A total of 5,478 feet of the town's 36" diameter sewer interceptor has been 
cleaned. The pipe was half full of debris that was severely restricting flow. 
The solids were removed and transported to an approved landfill. 

The Comprehensive Water Resource Management Plan has been started and is 
expected to be completed by late 2003. The plan will identify the sewerage 
needs of the town and how these needs can be accomplished. Any expansion of 
the municipal sewer collection system would require mitigation for 



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transporting water out of the Ipswich River Basin. Mitigation of the 
environmental impacts could be storm water recharge, importing water from 
outside the basin, conservation or combinations of all of these ideas and 
others that may be identified during this study. 

The following new sewer laterals were constructed in 2001: 

Sewer Mains Installed Type Length Size 

Salem Street Gravity 2,300' 8" 

Total sewer mains installed in 2001 were 2,300 feet of 8" gravity main. There 
were 60 sewer connections made to the system. 



HUMAN SERVICES & CONSUMER AFFAIRS 



For the Wilmington Memorial Library, 2001 was a year that emphasized the 
importance of our mission to the community "to ensure that all the people of 
Wilmington have free and open access to information and ideas." In light of 
the tragic events of September 11th, we are reminded that this mission 
reflects the cherished American values upon which our country was founded and 
that the terrorists attempted to destroy. While serving as a resource for 
information, the public library also offered healing and guidance through its 
collections and daily programs and services. The library's Long Range Plan 
2001-2005 continued to serve as a guide in our efforts to meet the needs of 
the community. 

Significant progress was made in achieving the following goals: "residents 
will have a modern library facility that is a welcoming and user friendly 
place for independent reading and learning, for enjoyable new learning 
experiences, and for meeting and connecting with others to share common 
interests and ideas." In June, the Town of Wilmington hired Tappe Associates 
to conduct the Library Feasibility Study to evaluate the current facility for 
possible renovation and expansion and determine the best site for a new 
library building. The Library Building Committee met monthly from June 
through December with architects from Tappe Associates analyzing data on the 
proposed sites under study. Members of this committee are Town Manager 
Michael Caira, Assistant Town Manager Jeffrey Hull, Superintendent of Public 
Buildings Roger Lessard, Chairman of the Board of Library Trustees Mary 
Deislinger, and Library Director Christina Stewart. The project architect, 
Drayton Fair, also met with library staff to review the library building 
program and to develop conceptual plans for a new library. In the context of 
other town needs, the Library Building Committee did a comparative analysis of 
the four sites - the present library building, the Swain School, Wildwood 
Street and the Whitfield School. After analysis and discussion, the site that 
emerged as the most feasible and best site for a new library is the Whitfield 
School site on Middlesex Avenue. Planning for a new library will continue in 
2002 beginning with the Town Manager's presentation of the recommendations of 
the Library Building Committee to the Board of Selectmen in January followed 
by a presentation from the architects in February. 

The problems and limitations of our library facility were highlighted in the 
video production, "Time for a Change." This video was produced with the 
talented acting of the Friends of the Library and the technical expertise of 
Sandra Curtin, Ron Buccheri and Don Leard. Handicapped inaccessibility, lack 
of space for computers and library materials, lack of quiet study areas and 
the building's physical deterioration could be seen in the video. It is 
encouraging to see plans for a new library evolving that will address all 
these problems and provide residents with a state-of-the-art library. 




In keeping with the library's goal to provide access to local information 
resources and foster appreciation of the town's heritage, the Friends of the 
Library sponsored the library's fifth annual local history program in 
November. Betty Bigwood, Wilmington's representative to the Middlesex Canal 
Commission, was the guest speaker who enlightened the audience about this 
wonderful historical resource in our town. 

During 2001, technology played a major part in helping the library meet its 
goal for "improved access to current and popular material for reading, viewing 
and listening." With the implementation of epixtech Horizon by the Merrimack 
Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) , the library now provides a powerful web 
based catalog with the new features allowing patrons to place their own holds, 
check their account and renew their own library material. These new patron 
empowerment features resulted in dramatic increases in interlibrary loan 
traffic. In 2001, the library borrowed 6,292 items on interlibrary loan from 
other libraries for our patrons - an increase of 63% over 2000. In turn we 
loaned 6,985 items to other libraries for their patrons - an increase of 55% 
over 2 000. 

Access to library materials was also improved by the many topical and seasonal 
displays that staff developed this past year. The reference staff created 
numerous book displays with attractive bookmarks throughout the year that not 
only made the library look more inviting, but also guided patrons to "good 
reads." Library staff contributed short reviews of their favorite books that 
were compiled by the reference staff as handouts for patrons. The Friends of 
the Library purchased display cubes that helped create the "book store" like 
display environment on the main floor of the library. Efforts were made to 
improve access to the library by increasing awareness of what the library 
offers. Handouts and flyers were placed in local businesses. The library 
brochure was updated and provided to all new patrons. Weekly press releases 
continued in the local papers highlighting services and programs at the 
library. Monthly program calendars were taken home by patrons and posted on 
refrigerators. The library web site, www.wilmlibrary.org, was updated with a 
new look and improved functionality. According to the web site counter, there 
were approximately 6,190 visits to the library's web site in 2001, an increase 
of 78% over last year. Direct telephone lines were added to the Children's 
Room and to the Adult Department Reference Desk. Having two more lines coming 
into the library has resulted in more efficient and quicker access to all 
public service desks. Refrigerator magnets with the library's telephone 
numbers and web site were handed out to patrons. These magnets can be used to 
post the new checkout receipts listing borrowed library material and due 
dates . 

The library won "Honorable Mention" in the "bookmark" category in the 
Massachusetts Library Association (MLA) Public Relations Awards Contest at the 
Annual Conference in April. The bookmark was the result of a drawing contest 
sponsored by the Children's Department as part of the 2000 Summer Reading 
Program. The Friends of the Library won second prize in the Massachusetts 
Friends of the Library "Great Ideas" Contest for the circulating book bags 
purchased by the Friends for the Children's Department. 

Another component of this goal is to "provide programs that will enhance 
leisure time, stimulate thought and expand knowledge of contemporary culture 
and issues." This goal once again had the generous support of the Friends of 
the Library. Programs sponsored by the Friends in 2001 began with "Lowell 
Mill Girls" in February. David Kruh presented "Boston's Big Dig" at the 
Friends Annual Meeting in March. Children's author Norah Dooley came in 
April. Lynn Donahue, author of the autobiography, "Brick by Brick," inspired 
the audience with her success story in September. In October, author Edward 
Lodi presented a ghostly happening with "Shapes that Haunt New England." 

Connecting people with information is vital to the library' s important life 
long learning service response. To this end, library staff taught Internet 
classes and provided instruction on how to use the new online catalog IPAC. 
The new laptop computer and LCD projector donated by the Wilmington Community 
Fund helped facilitate some of these classes. 



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The library's membership in the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) and 
the Northeastern Massachusetts Regional Library System (NMRLS) connected 
patrons to electronic databases that provided access to a wide realm of 
authoritative information. This year MVLC added Novelist to its database 
offerings and NMRLS added Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated to its database 
offerings. If the library had to directly pay for these databases, the 
estimated cost would be $56,256. 

The wonderful programs presented by the Children's Department in 2001 support 
a goal that is fundamental to lifelong learning - developing a love of 
reading. Statistics confirm that the Summer Reading Program, "First of All - 
Read," was successful in our efforts to reach this goal. The numbers are 
gratifying with 755 children signing up for the summer reading program, and 
4,777 children and parents attending 395 children's programs during the year. 
With the generous support of the Friends of the Library, children had the 
opportunity to attend such programs as production of the "Flying Prince," 
"Bubblemania Effervescent Entertainment," and "Kidstock Knights of the Round 
Lagoon." Funding from the "Community Partnerships for Children Grant" through 
the Massachusetts Department of Education also brought a variety of programs 
to the library for children ages 2 ]^ to 5 throughout the year. The popular 
preschool story time program continued to introduce young children to the 
world of books and to the library. The Kids Book Discussion group attracted a 
small but enthusiastic group of older readers. 

The library once again supported the Wilmington Public Schools required summer 
reading program by making available multiple copies of the books on the 
required reading list. Librarians were kept busy during the school year 
assisting hundreds of students find the information required for homework 
assignments. The supplementary support that the public library provides to 
students of all ages is a vital part of the education formula. 

Staff changes during the year brought new opportunities and a fresh look at 
operations and services. Laurel Toole, Head of Technical Services for five 
years, resigned at the beginning of the year. Gena Weaver, Technical Services 
Assistant, was promoted to fill the vacancy in February. Allison Autori was 
appointed Technical Services Assistant in April. Following Gena Weaver's 
resignation in July, Ruth Eifert joined the staff in August. Melissa Nobile 
and Ann Deechan were appointed as part-time library assistants in the fall. 
The entire staff is once again acknowledged for their dedication, hard work 
and friendly service. 

Martha Stevenson who completed nine years of dedicated service as a library 
trustee this past year is acknowledged for her time and effort in effecting 
many of the positive changes in the library. In April, Town Manager Michael 
Caira appointed Margaret (Peggy) Kane to the Board of Library Trustees as her 
replacement . 

In delivering its plan of service in 2002, the library will continue to meet 
the challenge of meeting the needs of the community. As plans for a new 
library facility unfold, we call for the support of all library advocates to 
make sure that Wilmington has the kind of library it needs and deserves. It 
goes without saying that a new public library will benefit the entire 
community . 

LIBRARY STAFF 

Administration : 
Christina Stewart, Library Director 
Gloria Corcoran, Part-time Administrative Assistant 

Adult Services: 
Laura Hodgson, Reference and Adult Service Librarian 
Linda Callahan, Circulation Librarian 
Linda Berlik, Adult Circulation Assistant 
Theresa Boudette, Part-time Reference Librarian 
Ruth Ellen Donnelly, Ann Deechan, Melissa Nobile 
Part-time Library Assistants 
Leanne Babinski, Amanda Barrasso, 
Leah DeMaggio, Lauren Giannotti, 
Part-time Library Pages 



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Children's Services: 
Susan MacDonald, Children's Librarian 
Barbara Michaud, Assistant Children's Librarian 
Karen Whitfield, Children's Circulation Assistant 

Barbara Bresnahan, Part-time Library Assistant 
Kristen Broussard, Robert Hayes, Alicia Kendall, 
Kathleen Neville, Maya Persuad-Dubey , 
Part-time Library Pages 

Technical Services : 
Ruth Eifert, Head of Technical Services 
Anna Percuoco, Technical Services Assistant 
Allison Autori , Technical Services Assistant 
Sarah Hubbard, Part-time Library Page 



LIBRARY STATISTICS FOR 2001 



Hours Open Weekly 
Winter 



Summer 



Monday through Saturday 9-5 

Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 

Monday through Friday 9-5 

Monday through Thursday evenings 5-9 



Population 

Number New Patrons Registered 

Total Registered Borrowers 

Number of library visits 

Number of Items in Collection 

Print 85,040 
Non-Print 6,121 
Miscellaneous 539 
Items per capita 

Subscriptions 

Newspapers 

Periodicals 

Microfilm 

Museum Passes 

Circulation 

Circulation per capita 

Interlibrary Loan 

From other libraries 
To other libraries 

Reserves 

Reference and Reader's Services 
Internet Use 

Meeting Room Use 

Library use 207 
Community use 13 

Library Programs 

Children's Programs 207 
Adult Programs 13 

Total attendance at programs 

Children's Programs 4,777 
Adult Programs 3 95 



8 .26 



6, 292 
6, 985 



64 
56 

21 , 779 
916 
16 , 611 
118 , 437 
91, 700 

4 .21 

10 
149 
4 

8 

179, 932 
13 , 277 

6, 828 
12 , 437 
6, 043 
220 

224 

5, 172 



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Council for the Arts 



The year 2 001 
was a busy year 
for the 

Wilmington Arts 
Council. The 
Arts Center was 
home to many 
artists and 
groups . The 
building was 
well used. 
Every Thursday 
evening the 
Sweet Adelines 
singing group 
rehearses at the 
Center. The 
Sweet Adelines 
have been using 
the Center for 
many years and 
give many local 
concerts . Twice a 
present their Chri 
Piecemakers, a qui 
including Wilmingt 
Reading's Creative 
class has openings 




Wilmington Arts Center - one of the busiest buildings in town. 

week, the North Regional Theater Workshop rehearses. They 
stmas show at the Wilmington High School. The Tewksbury 
It guild with over a hundred members from area towns 
on, meet once a month for an old-fashioned quilting bee. 

Arts uses the Center on Sundays for figure drawing. This 

for Wilmington residents. 



One of the main purposes of. the Wilmington Arts Council is Art Education - to 
offer and promote art classes in Wilmington. The year 2001 was a banner year 
for classes . We were fortunate to have two wonderful watercolor teachers - 
Carolyn Latanision from Winchester and Louise Anderson from North Reading. 
Both these teachers are fine artists with many exhibits and awards. They will 
also be available to teach in 2002. Valerie Borgal became another one of our 
popular teachers this year. She teaches basic drawing, including still lifes, 
contour drawing, using charcoal and other media. Drawing is a very valuable 
skill to learn for any art endeavor. Valerie will also be teaching in 2002. 
All of these classes are for the people of Wilmington and the surrounding 
towns . 



In 2001 we had other events that keep the Arts Center humming. In April, 
Carolyn Latanision had her annual Art Show starring her students. They are 
very accomplished artists, working in watercolors . In June, the Arts Council 
had its 21th Annual Art Show. This show is open to all area artists. We 
usually have over 135 pieces of art. All categories of work are accepted - 
oils, watercolors, pastels, pencil, sculpture and mixed media. Awards are 
given out in each category. A reception for the artists, their families and 
friends is held the night before the show begins . Other events were held at 
the Arts Center including several piano recitals. The Garden Club held it's 
popular "Festival of Trees" in December. 

Because the approval of the state budget was late this year, the final 
approval on the 2 001 grant requests was delayed. This year there were 22 
applications for state money. Fourteen grants were approved. The Arts 
Council will be giving out over $6,000 to various school PACS , the Library, 
the Seniors, the Recreation Department and others. The Arts Council will help 
pay for many events enjoyed by the people of Wilmington. 

As the Wilmington Arts Council heads into the year 2002, our goals remain the 
same - to promote the arts in Wilmington, to continue to responsibly 
administer the granting process for the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and to 
make the Arts Center a cultural, educational, popular and entertaining meeting 
place for the people of Wilmington. 



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Carter Lecture Fuod 



In 1909, Sarah D. J. Carter's will left the Town of Wilmington $6,000. Each 
year the Sarah D. J. Carter Committee spends the interest of this money on a 
program presented, free of charge, to the residents. 

Our program for 2001 was a lively concert performed by, "Two For The Show. " 
Over 100 people attended this concert of folk, blues, country and swing music. 

The Committee is now working on choosing our next presentation. Please watch 
for the announcement of our free-of -charge 2002 program. 

Historical Commissioe 

The Historical Commission continues to work to preserve historical areas in 
our town. The Commission attended hearings in the hope of saving the 100 West 
Street property. We have also alerted the Planning Board to historic areas 
such as Perry's Corner. 

A member of the Commission is on the Open Space Committee; our Museum Curator 
is on the Master Plan Committee. We have worked towards putting "Historic 
Preservation" on the town's Master Plan. 

The Commission worked with the Burlington Historical Commission on the 
preservation of the Clapp Mill area. In October 2001, Wilmington's Special 
Town Meeting approved the town's purchase of the Clapp Mill property. 

The Commission was awarded two grants - "Planning & Survey" and "Structural," 
totaling $12,000. 

Discussion has taken place between 
the Commission and Representative 
Miceli for funding of renovation 
projects at the Harnden Tavern; also 
for the George Spanos Memorial to be 
located in the MBTA parking lot. 

In an effort to remember past 
businesses based in Wilmington, the 
Commission has obtained the Coombs 
Furniture sign. Also, several 
artifacts relating to Apollo 
Chocolates have been purchased. 

The Commission purchased 25 copies of 
former Wilmington resident. Bill 
Bias' book, "On Thin Ice." These 
books are on sale at the Harnden 
Tavern and Town Hall. 

Three representatives of the 
Historical Commission participated in 
the WCTV Wilmington Trivia Contest. 
The Historical Commission team was 
the recipient of "The Golden Apple" 
award . 

Memberships in the National Trust For Historic Preservation, Historic 
Massachusetts and the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities 
were renewed. 

The Commission thanks the Public Buildings Department for the new National 
Register sign on the Harnden Tavern, the new Centre Village sign and the new 
Baldwin Apple sign. 




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The Public Works Department also honored a request from the Commission. We 
sincerely thank them for their efforts in having the very distinctive traffic 
signals installed at Salem and Woburn Streets. 

The Friends of the Harnden Tavern hosted one of their largest Strawberry 
Festivals and also a very successful Christmas Social. 

The Commission meets on the second Monday of the month at the Harnden Tavern. 



Col, Joshua Hamden Tavern /Wilmington Town Museiim 

The Museum' s 
collection continues 
to grow. This past 
year the Acquisitions 
Committee accepted 
artifacts from the 
Thomas P. Fames House 
at 100 West Street 
that is slated for 
demolition. Old- 
fashioned soda bottles 
and several 
agricultural items 
were retrieved from 
the barn for the Grog 
Room and carriage 
house. A wheel used 
for Mrs. Hiller's 
cranberry business was 
saved from her 
demolished cranberry 
house on Middlesex 

Avenue and brought to the carriage house. Other items donated to the Museum 
include a sign from the Coombs furniture business, Apollo Chocolates items and 
women's undergarments from the 1800-1900s. The largest donation came from the 
Neilson family. Capt . Larz Neilson was the founder of the Town Crier 
newspaper and well known as the town's historian. He passed away this last 
year . 

The Museum donated several books in its collection to the Friends of the 
Library for their annual book sale. The Museum also renewed its memberships 
to the Friends and to WCTV. Both organizations have been very supportive of 
the Museum's programs. Organizational memberships to the American Association 
of State and Local History and the New England Museum Association were also 
renewed . 




The Harnden Tavern and Museum on Salem Street. 



The Historical Commission purchased copies of the historical programs 
broadcasted on WCTV. These videos are available for loan from the Museum and 
the Library. Several technical books were also purchased by the Commission 
and are available from the Museum. Their subjects include: caring for and 
painting historical buildings, the treatment of cultural landscapes, 
genealogy, "On Thin Ice," (a story about growing up in Wilmington in the 
1930s) and Gerry O'Reilly's books on Wilmington and Silver Lake. 

The Friends of Harnden Tavern enjoyed two successful festivals last year. The 
Strawberry Festival drew over 200 people and the Christmas Social was enjoyed 
by over 100 guests. Tours of the buildings and grounds were available at 
these events. The Friends have agreed to have all the items in the Museum's 
collections appraised by a professional. This will allow for a complete 
inventory of the Museum's collections, as well as placing a value on these 
treasures . 



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The Acquisitions Committee organized three wonderful exhibits during the year. 
An exhibit of old fashioned Valentine's Day cards was on display and drew 
admirers of all ages. Hats Off! was a display of hats spanning 30 years and 
donated by a local resident. They were on display during the Strawberry 
Festival and enjoyed by many thereafter. A collection of "Unspeakable Things" 
included ladies undergarments spanning 100 years. They were modestly 
displayed for the Christmas Social event and created quite a stir. Antique 
toys were also on display during the holiday season. 

Open House tours on the first Sunday of each month continued. Special tours 
were given to Girl Scout troops and Tiger Cub troops . A group of senior 
citizens from Burlington came to see the Hats Off! exhibit and enjoyed a cool 
glass of lemonade in the Grog Room. The Kiwanis Club held their annual 
meeting at the Tavern. The Curator would like to thank a Girl Scout troop for 
their landscaping of the area near the front stairs . They planted tube 
varieties and mums and outlined the area with stones. 

Consultants have been hired through grant money received from the 
Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Town of Wilmington to 1) determine 
a Master Interpretive Plan/Historic Structures Report for the Tavern and 2) 
nominate four historic districts in Wilmington to the National Register of 
Historic Places. Copies of these proposals are available at the Library. 

The Department of Public Buildings manufactured three new signs for the 
Tavern, proudly displayed on the front lawn and next to the front door. The 
Department continues to respond to the needs of the Museum as they arise. The 
Department of Public Works was responsible for enhancing the historical 
significance of the Museum area by ensuring that antique street lighting be 
included in the new intersection being erected. The Curator met with the 
Superintendent of Schools to discuss ways in which the Museum can be utilized 
by the teachers and students throughout the school year. 



The Recreation Department completed its 31^"^ year of full-time operation. 
Along with the full-time Director are a full-time Senior Clerk and a part-time 
office assistant. The department is located in Room 8 at Town Hall. Office 
hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Assisting and advising the department is the Recreation Commission. This 
volunteer board, which was formed in 1953, acts in an advisory and policy 
making capacity. Members are: Jay Tighe, Chairman; William Savosik, Vice 
Chairman; Jeannette Savage, Secretary; Larry Noel and Charles Burns. 
Commissioners are active in such various related groups as Master Plan 
Advisory Committee, Elks and other organizations. 

Even though the Recreation Department remains small, with only two full-time 
employees, it represents the second largest industry (leisure) in our country. 
Over 70 part-time and seasonal employees, along with dozens of volunteers, 
help run the department's programs. The department offers, on a year-round 
basis, an ever-changing slate of activities for local citizens of all ages. 

We keep in mind the following guidelines/goals as we plan recreation 
opportunities for the town: 

• provide opportunities for self-expression 

• offer programs which develop a sense of personal worth 

• provide activities that allow for personal achievement and accomplishment 

• provide activities that are fun and enjoyable 

•provide physical activities which are new and different, offering a certain 
amount of challenge to participants 

• teach skills in various activities that will have carryover value in later 




life 



• provide a variety of healthy and diversified programs 

• make programs as accessible as possible to all 



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A local recreation survey taken several years ago provided valuable 
information and direction. Survey results showed that: a) respondents placed 
recreation as a high priority public service, b) our dependence upon user fees 
with tax support is the desired way of financing the department, c) most 
respondents participate in a recreation program, d) age groups needing more 
recreation are junior high age, middle age, then pre-school. 

Our departmental funding comes from a variety of sources. The town 
appropriated budget provides for a full-time director and clerk, a part-time 
office assistant, summer special needs program and some supplies. Program 
fees and donations heavily supplement the town funded budget. We are pleased 
with our continued ability to offer high quality programs at very reasonable 
costs. We are able to do this because we utilize fund raising methods which 
are services too. These services are: various trips and programs, Town Hall 
Pepsi and snack machine, sale of Wilmington sweatshirts and t-shirts, sale of 
entertainment books and canoe rental . 



Volunteers, as always, play a key role in providing two dollars worth of 
service for every dollar spent. We utilize volunteers in varying capacities 
in many of our programs . They provide a valuable service and gain much 
themselves by volunteering. We also receive much help from local businesses 
and organizations. Some of these valuable contributors are: Lions Club, 
Kiwanis, Chamber of Commerce, AFSCME Units 1 and 2, Agfa, Textron, 
Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks, Wilmington Police Association, Analog Devices, 
Video Paradise, Lowell 5<? Savings, Burger King, Dandi-Lyons, Auxiliary Police, 
Ametek, HRH Insurance, Action Glass, DeMoulas, MASSBANK, Shriners, Ski Haus, 
McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts . We continue to search for new and innovative 
ways to generate needed funds to keep costs low for the recreation consumer. 



The Recreation Department is 
involved, in varying degrees, with 
other recreation oriented groups . 
In this capacity we serve as a 
quasi -consulting agency. We also 
loan recreation equipment and 
facilities to families and groups 
for various functions. We are also 
a handy information source and 
referral agency answering a wide 
variety and a large number of 
questions every day. 

Our basic programs for the year 
were: Numerous Theatre Trips, Day 
Trips and Overnight Trips, Santa's 
Workshop, Horribles Parade, 
Basketball League (WRBL) , Adult Gym, 
CPR, Aerobics, Discounts to 
Commercial Recreation Enterprises, 
Florida Discounts, T-Ball, Easter 
Egg Hunt, Summer Playgrounds, Tiny 
Tots, Fun With Music, Special Needs 
Summer Program, Public Beach Lifeguard Supervision, Canoe Rental and Clinic, 
Tennis Lessons, Concerts on the Common, Fishing Derby, Teen Volleyball, Free 
Loan of Fishing, Canoeing, Disney, Soccer, Aerobics, Hawaii and other VCR 
tapes. Video Camp, Police Association Beach Day, Easter Coloring Contest, Sale 
of Entertainment Discount Books, Special Needs Trips to the Shriners Rodeo and 
Circus, Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dancing Lessons, Children's Tea Parties, Top 
Secret Science Workshops, Kinder Karate, Junior Basketball, Sale of Discount 
Ski Tickets, Summer Youth Basketball League and Clinics, Golf Lessons, Massage 
for Couples, Play Gym, Letters from Santa, Town Park Softball Leagues, Junior 
and Intermediate Bowling Leagues, Baby Sitting Courses, Kids Craft Classes, 
Adult Craft Classes, Home Decorating Class, Tai Chi, Angler Education, Ladies 
Gym Night, Swim Lessons and Skyhawks Youth Sport Clinics. 




A quiet day of fishing at Silver Lal<e. 



We sell reduced rate tickets for: Celtics, Showcase and General Cinemas, 
Disney on Ice at FleetCenter and Tsongas Arena, Barnum & Bailey Circus, 
Globetrotters, Topsfield Fair, Big "E", Water Country, Lowell Lock Monsters, 
Figure Skating Champions On Ice, Christmas Carol, Sesame Street, Bill Cosby, 
Anne Murray, Chicago, James Brown, Jekyll & Hyde, Ronan Tynan, Nashoba Valley 
Ski Area, Six Flags and Flower Show. 

Our trips continue to grow in popularity. Day trips included: Newport Flower 
Show, Hu Ke Lau & Bright Nights, Valentines Day to Swansea, Troy, NH, 
Providence, Portland Harbor, Martha's Vineyard, Newport Mansion, Vermont 
Feast, Deerfield and Yankee Candle, Boston Duck Tours, New York City, Red Sox, 
and Connecticut Casinos (Ledyard and Mohegan Sun) . During the summer we took 
playground, tiny tots and special needs participants on many field trip 
excursions. Theatre trips included: Boston Pops, Nutcracker, Cinderella, 
Miss Saigon, Carousel, Ragtime, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Beauty 
and the Beast, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Joseph and the Amazing 
Technicolor Dreamcoat . Overnight trips included: Indian Head Resort, 
Branson, Atlantic City, Biloxi and New Orleans, Trapp Family Lodge, Alaska, 
Boothbay Harbor, Penn Dutch, New York City and Ottawa. 



We try to remain versatile and receptive to new ideas and trends. Due to 
changes in demand and other factors, we change a few of our offerings each 
season. We continue to see an increase in the number of participants in many 
of our programs especially youth programs. Our trips for seniors, adults and 
families provide much needed revenue. These trips are in great demand also. 
Arts and crafts programs for children and adults continue to expand too. 

Some other 
groups that 
offer leisure 
type programs 
in Wilmington 
are: Little 
League, Public 
Library, 
Elderly 
Services 
Department , 
Youth Hockey, 
Pop Warner, 
Figure Skating 
Club, Square 
Dancing, Youth 
Soccer, July 
4th Committee, 
Council for 
the Arts, 
fraternal and 
service 
organizations , 
Scouts , 
Campfire Boys 
and Girls and 

the Ristuccia Skating Rink. Schools and churches round out the active 
recreation picture. The independent Youth Center at St. Thomas Church is a 
big plus for teens . 

The lack of commercial recreation in Wilmington, such as bowling centers and 
movie theaters and the lack of agencies such as YMCA's and Boys '/Girls' Clubs 
stress the importance of town support for this department, especially now with 
a growing youth population and a growing demand for recreation opportunities. 




Nothing better than a swim on a hot summer day!! 



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Elderly Services 

The Wilmington Department of Elderly Services continues to provide the elderly 
residents, age 60 and older, with a multitude of services. These services 
include: information and referral, care planning and management, health and 
wellness services, transportation services, educational programs, counseling 
and family support services, financial and health insurance counseling and 
medical advocacy. We are also fortunate to be able to provide a senior 
center, "Buzzell Senior Center," that has an environment that is pleasant, 
safe and enjoyable for the senior residents to go and communicate with their 
peers and participate in many of our daily classes and activities. On May 16, 
2001 we celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the opening of the Buzzell Senior 
Center. Our guest speaker was Town Manager, Michael A. Caira. He spoke of 
the hard work and dedication of many people to make the center possible. He 
presented the center with a framed enlargement of a beautiful picture of the 
Buzzell Senior Center taken by Henry Latta . It now graces our main lobby. 
Representative James Miceli and Senator Bruce Tarr presented the center with 
citations. We are fortunate that we are still able to enjoy the inspiration 
of those many elders who opened the center in April 1986. 




Town manager Michael Cairo presents a reproduction of a photo of the Buzzell Senior Center 
taken by Henry Latta to commemorate the 15"" Anniversary of the Center's opening 



Today, Buzzell Senior Center continues to be extremely active. There are 
approximately 1,345 elderly residents a month that visit the center to enjoy: 
socializing, exercise classes, dance classes, ceramic classes, wood shop class 
and art class (water color painting), walking group, nutrition class, 
gardening group and T'ai Chi classes just to name a few. Our new program this 
year, is our computer class that is lead by volunteer, Anthony Marino. 
We also are fortunate to have a Town Nurse who visits the center weekly to 
provide blood pressure clinics, B-12 shots, diabetic screenings and monthly 
cholesterol screenings. For seniors unable to make it to the center due to 
health ailments, she is able to make home visits. The Town Nurse also 
provides yearly Flu Shots at the center, Deming Way Senior Housing and place 
of residence. Other monthly services include podiatrist, hearing aid 
specialist, SHINE coordinator. Shear Pleasure 55 (hair stylist) and Attorney 
Nancy Hogan - free monthly consultations to seniors in need. Volunteer 
accountants from AARP yearly, from the first week of February through the 
first week of April, assist elders with their taxes at a designated location. 



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A monthly "Social Calendar" is mailed out each month and is available at the 
center. This not only provides information about the activities at the center 
but also assistance programs, such as the senior pharmacy program, fuel 
assistance program, food stamps, Medicaid applications and other types of 
services that are available to the elders in the community. 

The town has a full-time van driver to meet the transportation needs for the 
elderly in our community. Our van is equipped to handle two wheelchairs along 
with six other regular seats . We are able to transport seniors to their 
needed medical appointments (within a thirteen mile radius of Wilmington) , 
shopping and to the Senior Center. The van continues to be a vital service to 
the elders of Wilmington. There were a total of 12,617 runs and 24,953 miles 
traveled that accommodated the seniors this year. Our full-time respite care 
worker further complements this service. She also provides needed 
transportation, but with one-on-one attention. This is specified to elders 
that are unable to be alone due to severe health conditions (cancer 
treatments, dialysis and dementia) and/or overall weakness. She is also able 
to do home visits to elders that are isolated and need regular "check-ins" to 
make sure they are all right, making 457 home visits this year. This position 
is a very vital role for the community. 

Another vital part of the Department of Elderly Services is our home delivered 
meals program. This program has provided for the year 2001 - 15,680 meals. 
This program provides the homebound seniors of Wilmington with one hot meal 
five days a week, for the minimal cost of a dollar a meal. There are 
approximately 65-75 meals delivered daily Monday through Friday to the elders. 
Elders not only rely on these meals but also the daily contact. The drivers 
are responsible to come to the Senior Center after their deliveries to give an 
update on the elders they visit. The elders and their families are assured 
that if there should be a problem during the time of the delivery, the elder 
will be assisted and the families will be notified. The seniors that are able 
to get out have the opportunity to have a hot lunch at the West Intermediate 
School congregate site. This not only gives them the opportunity for a hot 
meal but a time to see their peers. This year 2,585 meals were served. 

Some of the continuing specialty programs are: The "Homebound Library 
Program" where the Senior Center was able to collaboratively work with the 
Wilmington Memorial Public Library, where volunteers deliver books, tapes and 
videos to homebound elders on a regular basis; the "Food Pantry Box" where, on 
a weekly basis, donated food collected by the Senior Center is delivered to 
the Wilmington Food Pantry to assist the needy families in our town. We also 
have a "Medical Equipment Lending Program" where elders and their families can 
borrow needed equipment in order to stay at home safely and assist in curbing 
the cost. 

The Department of Elderly Services had its fourth annual Senior Health Fair, 
which was sponsored by the Board of Health and the Department of Elderly 
Services. There was information on blood pressure screenings, blood sugar 
screenings, nutritional information, osteoporosis information, skin care, 
diabetes updates and smoking cessation. Also at the Senior Health Fair were 
representatives from the Wilmington Fire and Police Departments, Minuteman 
Senior Home Care, Winchester Hospital Lifeline Program and Diabetic educator 
and Cooperative Elder Service (social day & adult day health facility) . The 
response was wonderful and many found it to be very informative. Another 
project that the Department of Elder Services and the Board of Health worked 
jointly on was "Bone Density Day." The Town Nurse, Ann Fitzgerald, was able 
to give 52 elders bone density exams, along with a workshop discussing the 
importance of diet with calcium and calcium supplements . Due to the success 
and great response we will continue both activities next year. 

An exciting collaboration team has developed in the Town of Wilmington. The 
Department of Elderly Services (Terri Marciello) , the Fire Department (Lt . Dan 
Hurley) and the Police Department (Officers Julie Lambert, Pat Nally, Steve 
Mauriello, Brian Pupa, and Scott Sencabaugh) have developed a team that will 
focus on elderly issues. The focus of this alliance is to provide our elderly 
community with more contact points within the town government to address their 
needs and concerns. The group received several specialized trainings, dealing 
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of the Waltham Police Department. One program that needed to be revitalized 
was our "File of Life Program. " This program was made possible by a grant 
that the Police Department received and di rected to Elderly Services. This 
File of Life packet enables emergency medical personnel to better understand 
medical history, hence provide better level of care. The Wilmington Police 
and Fire Department came to the Buzzell Senior Center and the Wilmington 
Senior Housing to ensure that as many elderly residents as possible were able 
to get the forms filled out and understand the importance of the program. 
These forms are easily accessible in the patrol cars, senior housing office 
and the senior center. This program is a great success. The Police 
Department has developed a special section on their website to include related 
issues that directly impact elders of Wilmington. This has proven to be a 
successful endeavor not only for the elders of Wilmington but the partnership 
between the Elderly Services, Police Department and Fire Department. 

Also, the Senior Center wanted to be able to give back to the community, so a 
Wilmington High School Scholarship Fund was developed. In June 2001, the 
elders presented our third annual scholarship to a high school senior of 
Wilmington High School who has an interest in social work and/or gerontology. 
The fourth annual fan drive collected donated fans and air conditioners to 
share with elders that are in need. Our intent was to make sure that no 
senior went without some sort of relief from the heat. Finally, the Senior 
Center wanted to do something special for the holiday season. We had our 
fourth annual holiday tree called the "Giving Tree." This tree gave the 
community the opportunity to help elderly people in their town. The response 
was overwhelming. There were over 80 families and individuals who responded 
and 85 packages were given to the elderly in the community. We were fortunate 
to have Cub Scout Pack 56, run by Christina Buff a, help set up the "Giving 
Tree," West Intermediate and Middle School students, Allison and Amanda Barme, 
assisted in delivering the gifts; the Boutwell Extended Day program for their 
homemade ornaments; the United Methodist Outreach Group provided gifts and a 
generous money donation towards elders in need; Textron Systems also donated a 
generous money donation towards the Wilmington elderly residents in need; and 
the many families that continue to show their generous support to the 
Wilmington elderly residents. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for their 
generous donations in 2001: Dunkin' Donuts for their daily supply of donuts; 
Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks for their Thanksgiving Dinner Dance that served 200 
seniors this year; Rotary for their monthly donations for financially strapped 
elders and the Rotary Interactive Group for their delicious breakfast for 55 
elders at the Senior Center; Lions Club for their annual catered homebound 
meal for 100 elders; the Kiwanis Club for a lovely catered dinner for 75 
elders at the center; William Cavanaugh, owner of Cavanaugh's Funeral Home, 
for the yearly donation of 10 popular magazine subscriptions; Wilmington Arts 
Council for their great programs and to all the clubs and businesses who 
donated for raffles and give-a-ways. 

Thanks to the Town Manager, Michael Caira, and all the town department heads 
for their help and ongoing assistance. Thanks to the seniors who volunteered 
hundreds of hours visiting elders in their homes, hospitals and nursing homes; 
for the volunteers who delivered holiday catered meals (300 meals in total) to 
the home bound; and to the instructors that volunteer faithfully every week to 
instruct classes and programs. Thanks to all that made it possible for our 
fourth year of the "Giving Tree" to be a huge success. Lastly, thanks to all 
who gave their time and money in making the Senior Citizen Holiday Fair a 
success again this year. 



The Wilmington Housing Authority, organized in 1951, operates under the 
provisions of Chapter 121B of Massachusetts General Laws, Section VIII, 24CFR 
(Code of Federal Regulations) ; Chapter 30B of the State Procurement Law, and 
State and Federal Code of Ethics. A five-member Board of Commissioners, 
consisting of four elected and one state appointed member, oversees the 
Authority's policies and procedures. The Executive Director is charged with 
the administration of these procedures. 




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The Authority, originally consisting of 40 units of housing, is now providing 
affordable housing for 72 seniors and 13 (705) families and includes 
conventional housing owned by the Authority. As always, the Authority gives 
first preference for housing to Wilmington residents. The Authority also 
services the Federal Section 8 Certificate Program. 

The senior citizen population of 80 years of age and over is the fastest 
growing population today, and this poses a problem in providing enough housing 
for those seniors in failing health who cannot live totally independently but 
who should not be placed in a nursing home. The Wilmington Housing 
Authority's tenants, in conjunction with Minuteman Home Care, receive home 
care and other social services in an effort to assist them to live 
independently. However, more is needed. Another program currently being 
pursued by the Authority is housing for frail elders, which would provide 
housing, meals, medical care and other services, while allowing seniors to 
maintain private quarters . 

There were numerous vacancies in 2001 for the Senior Housing Development. 

The Share Program was instituted in 1993 and since that time has doubled in 
size. A great deal of thanks is owed to the organizers of this program and to 
the many seniors and other community activists who make this program work. 

The Wilmington Housing Authority and its Board of Commissioners would like to 
express our appreciation to the Wilmington Fire Department and Police 
Department for responding promptly in the many life-threatening situations 
that we unfortunately have. We would also like to extend our appreciation to 
the Wilmington Department of Public Works for their assistance in keeping our 
roads clear during the inclement weather; also to Michael Caira, Town Manager, 
and all the town employees who bring a better quality of living to all our 



The Wilmington Commission on Disabilities is a commission established to 
advocate for and address the issues and concerns of the disabled community, 
their families and other interested parties. 

The Commission continues to attend conferences and training sessions, 
especially in conjunction with the Massachusetts Office on Disability and the 
Northeast Independent Living Program (NILP) . We keep abreast of new 
legislation and make sure proper authorities are also aware. 

The Commission assisted residents with concerns regarding in-home 
accessibility, housing assistance, transportation, service animals and 
independent living. The Commission responded to complaints of access issues 
in town and assisted private business with site surveys, including our new 
police-fire station. We continue to survey sites and assess compliance with 
architectural accessibility for people with physical, visual, hearing or other 
disabilities in accordance with the Massachusetts Architectural Access 
Regulations and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. 

We continue to have a positive relationship with the Wilmington ADA Committee 
and the Wilmington Special Needs Advisory Council. We look forward to working 
with these groups to provide essential resources and assistance for the 
disabled population. 



Veterans' Services is governed by the General Laws of Massachusetts, Chapter 
115, as amended, with strict compliance to this chapter, the rules and 
policies of which govern the disbursement of aid. 

Benefits are for the needy veteran and his/her immediate family who have been 
subject to unforeseen needs. Final approval of benefits comes from the State 
Commissioner of Veterans' Services, Boston, Massachusetts. 



tenants . 





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Total funds 
expended 
for aid to 
veterans 
and their 
f ami lies 
for the 
fiscal year 
ended June 
30, 2001 
was 

$15, 490 . 52 . 
Funds 
approp- 
riated for 
the fiscal 
year 2002 
total 

$10 , 000 . 00 . 
An 

additional 
$1, 626 . 17 
was carried 
forward 
from the 
prior 
fiscal 
year. The 
amount 
expended 

during the first six months of fiscal year 2002 was $9,525.17, leaving a 
balance of $2,107.00 for the remainder of the fiscal year. 

Additional benefits expended by the Veterans' Affairs Administration directly 
to the veteran population in Wilmington was $1,736,995 for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 2001. This represents the amount of tax dollars not required 
to be expended for those who, because of circumstances, find it necessary to 
apply for aid. 




Shawshcen School's "Solute to the Veterans, Police and Fire Departments. 



Board of Health 



The office of the Board of He 
in Room 5 and the Public Heal 
Town Hall. The Board of Heal 
Town Manager for staggered th 
2001 were Elizabeth (Libby) S 
Ficociello, D.D.S., 500 Main 
Washington Avenue. The Direc 
C.H.O. The Health Inspector 
Nurse is Ann FitzGerald, R.N. 
Kanter, R.N., and the Animal 
consists of Joan Goulet, Toni 



alth is located in the Town Hall at 121 Glen Road 
th Nurse's office is located off the foyer of the 
th consists of three members appointed by the 
ree-year terms. Serving on the Board in year 
abounjian, of 120 Nichols Street, James 
Street, and Jane Williams -Vale , M.D., 53 
tor of Public Health is Gregory Erickson, R.S., 
is Shelly DelGenio, C.E.H.T., the Public Health 
, the Director of Tobacco Control is Linda 
Inspector is Ellen Davis. The secretarial staff 
LaRivee and Wendy Martiniello. 



The administrative duties of the office include the licensing and the 
enforcement of regulated activities, including issuing permits, enforcement 
orders, issuing citations and holding hearings. Many court appearances were 
made for the enforcement of state and local regulations. Meetings were 
regularly attended by the Director in order to coordinate planning and 
development within the town. Board of Health meetings were generally held 
twice monthly, on the first and third Tuesday of each month, and usually at 
5:30 p.m. 

Environmental field activities of the Director and the Inspector included 
inspection of restaurants, retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial 
buildings and schools, mobile food trucks, ice cream trucks, the Fourth of 
July activities, caterers and other temporary food stands, percolation tests 
and soil evaluations, subsurface sewage disposal system inspections, nuisance 

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complaints, hazardous waste investigations, housing inspections, lead paint 
determinations, smoking and tobacco law enforcement, lake water quality 
sampling, Canada geese control, beaver control and other miscellaneous 
inspections . 

Board of Health received a grant of $12,000 from the National Association of 
City and County Health Officers (NACCHO) for the purpose of conducting a needs 
assessment and producing an informational package relative to the 
contamination found near the end of McDonald Road. A citizens' committee was 
organized and a private environmental firm was hired to conduct a risk 
assessment of the area after the contaminated soils and the barrels had been 
removed, and an informational brochure was produced for the public, which is 
available at the town library and at the Board of Health office and website. 

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) began investigative work at 
the Maple Meadow Landfill Project (Spinazola Landfill) and work continued at 
that site to remove hazardous waste and to start the capping of the landfill. 
This project will last for several years. As part of the agreement with the 
DEP and the landfill owners, the Town of Wilmington is receiving $100,000 for 
Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEP), to be conducted within the town to 
fund specified environmental projects that the town has selected. It is 
anticipated that these projects will begin in the spring of 2002. 

The Olin Chemical Company site has been under continuous hazardous waste 
remediation throughout 2001. This site is the source of a major contamination 
of trivalent chromium to the subsurface groundwater. Barrels have been 
removed and major progress has been made in the clean-up of the site. It is 
expected that Olin will develop the site for commercial use under the DEP 
Brownf ields Regulations . 

The Title 5 Betterment Loan Program began in 1999 and received funding again 
in 2000 and 2001. The Board of Health was able to help with the repair and 
upgrade of one septic system and one house was connected to the municipal 
sewer system. Loans totaling $13,100 were made to the homeowners, which are 
to be repaid to the town through the betterment process. This was made 
possible by a grant program directed by DEP and the Massachusetts 
Environmental Trust and will continue into 2002. 

The Tobacco Control Program continued through the year. The Board of Health was 
awarded a grant of $26,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health 
for the continuation of the program. This program employs a part-time Director 
of Tobacco Control and conducted enforcement activities related to the sales of 
tobacco products to minors and smoking on school property. 

A new program of collecting elemental mercury for recycling was begun at the 
end of 2000 and continued through 2001. Mercury is a very toxic pollutant and 
the recycling program will safely remove a significant amount from the 
environment. Mercury containing instruments such as thermometers, 
thermostats, blood pressure cuffs and mercury switches can be brought to the 
office of the Board of Health for proper recycling. Through this program, 
anyone bringing a mercury containing fever thermometer may exchange it for a 
digital thermometer at no charge. 

The annual rabies clinic for dogs and cats was held on April 7 at the Fourth 
of July Building on Middlesex Avenue. A total of 254 animals were vaccinated. 

The Public Health Nurse, Ann FitzGerald, R.N., Tobacco Program Director, Linda 
Kanter, R.N., and the Director of Elderly Services, Theresa Marciello, 
conducted a health fair on September 20, 2001 at the Buzzell Senior Center. 
The highlighted presentations were diabetes education and nutrition and there 
were screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. 

A Bone Density screening for osteoporosis was conducted in April, and Safe 
Medication Usage education for senior citizens. Since elder abuse and 
outreach services are a continued concern, the Wilmington Community Policing, 
Wilmington Fire Department, the Public Health Nurse, and the Director of 
Elderly Services continue the "File of Life" campaign with the posting of 
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The Wilmington School Health Services, the Board of Health Nurse and the 
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America collaborated on "Preventing Life- 
Threatening Emergencies, Keeping Our Children Safe," a taped program with 
videos, and a panel discussion on how to prevent and respond to life- 
threatening allergy related emergencies. 

Adolescent Hepatitis-B immunization initiative continues in the Middle School. 
There were 326 students immunized during the year 2001. All childhood 
immunization are available in the nurse's office, including Prevnar for 
infants and toddlers through age nine with middle ear problems, at no charge 
to residents. A communicable disease which persists is Hepatitis-C, a 
bloodborne viral infection which may remain dormant for years, may be 
infectious, and has limited treatment options. 

Annual Influenza Clinics were held. There were five flu clinics this year and 
a total of 1,151 doses were given. Medicare reimbursement to the Board of 
Health for administering flu shots for 2001 was $1,763.44. Pneumonia vaccine 
is available year round; pneumonia shots were given to 34 residents. Mantoux 
testing is available throughout the year. 

Animal bites are frequently reported in warmer weather. Follow up on these 
cases is necessary because rabies continues to be found in wild warm blooded 
animals, fox, skunks and raccoons. 

The Public Health Nurse and the Board of Health Director are also part of the 
Health Alert Network in case of bio- terrorism attack or outbreak of disease 
and have attended four related workshops. 

The Public Health Nurse continues involvement in the Department of Public 
Health Community Health Network 15, which is a group of towns that work 
together with the Winchester Hospital. The emphasis of the group is on youth 
related issues and problems. 

The Public Health Nurse also participated on two committees related to 
environmental and health issues, the Kelly Hill Committee and the Sutton Brook 
Landfill NACCHO Grant Committee, and attended several training seminars and 
the annual conference . 

A. Communicable Disease Control: 



1. Immunizations administered 123 

Office-Flu vaccinations administered 161 

Home-Flu vaccinations administered 45 

Clinic-Flu vaccinations administered 945 

Pneumovax administered 34 

Hepatitis B vaccinations administered 326 

Flu vaccine doses distributed 1,230 
Fees Collected (Medicare B) $1,763 

2 . Communicable Diseases Reported 54 

Home Visits 

3. Tuberculosis Cases 3 

Office Visits 70 

Home Visits 1 

B . Public Health Nursing : 

1. Premature births/Newborn Report 

2. Morbidity-V.N. A. Calls/Office Visits 16 

3. General Health Supervision/Home Visits 125 
Office Visits (injections, weights) 162 
Telephone/Health Conference Calls 480 

4. Hypertension Screening-Office Visits 346 



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5. Diabetic Screening-Office Visits 12 

6 . Skin Screening 57 
Hearing and Vision 
Blood Pressure 47 
Mantoux 6 
Prostate 

7. Senior Counseling/Drop- In Center 

Number of Sessions 36 

Hypertension Screenings 726 

Diabetic Screenings 139 

General Health (injections) 129 

Deming Way - Hypertension Screenings 40 

8. Blood Lead Testing 

9. Blood Analyzer Testing Clients 20 
Total number of tests 60 
Fees Collected $174 

10. Meetings 76 

11. Vaccine Distribution 65 

12. TOTAL FEES COLLECTED $1,93 7 
C . Environmental Health: 

1. Transport/Haulers $ 6,000 
Stables 645 
Miscellaneous permits 2,389 
Percolation testing 11,850 
Sewage system permits 11,650 
Food establishment permits 8,680 
Installers permits 3,100 
Sub-Division reviews 
Massage Therapy/ Funeral Directors 550 
Copies 81 
Court witness fees 
Nurse's total fees collected 1,937 

TOTAL FEES COLLECTED $46,882 

2. Meetings Attended 117 

3. Disposal Works Construction Inspections 287 

4. No. of Septic Plans Reviewed/NEW 31 

5. No. of Septic Plans Reviewed/REPAIRS 85 

6. Food Establishment Inspections 

Food Service 58 

Retail Food 9 

Residential Kitchen 

Mobile Food 12 

7. Food Establishment Re - Inspections 

Food Service 14 

Retail Food 8 

Residential Kitchen 1 

Mobile Food 1 

8. Nuisance Complaint Inspections 47 

9. Nuisance Complaint Re - Inspections 12 
10. Housing Inspections 12 



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11. Housing Re- Inspections 2 

12. Percolation Tests 237 

13 . Court Appearances 3 

14 . Hazardous Waste Investigations 2 

15 . Camp Inspections 

16. Miscellaneous Inspections 84 

17. Lead Inspections 

18. Tobacco Control Program Inspections 98 

19. Title 5 Inspection Reports Received 204 



Cable T»V. Advisory Committee 

The committee continues to monitor the satisfaction of cable subscribers with 
AT&T Broadband' s cable service. In April the committee issued its third 
annual survey to residents. 

Survey returns continue to increase. Eight hundred fifty residents responded 
to the latest survey, an increase of 31 respondents over the previous year. 
The number of customers who reported being either very satisfied or somewhat 
satisfied with the overall quality of cable service increased in 2001 to 
68.70% compared with 61.66% in 2000. 

Subscribers reported being less satisfied with cable reception (68.82% in 
2001) than the previous year (72.16% in 2000). In 2000, 18.68% of subscribers 
were somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with cable reception while 
22.71% were somewhat dissatisfied or very dissatisfied in 2001. 

Satisfaction with customer service is mixed. Just over half the respondents 
reported being very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the ability to 
contact a cable representative quickly compared with only 18.43% in 2000. 
However, subscriber satisfaction with the ability of customer service 
representatives to resolve their issues quickly and courteously dropped from 
63.86% in 2000 to 53.24% in 2001. 

The level of satisfaction with the program options on cable dropped slightly 
from 58.97% in 2000 to 56.82% in 2001. Finally, fewer subscribers are very 
satisfied or somewhat satisfied with the overall value of cable television for 
the price they must pay. In 2000, 33.35% were very satisfied or somewhat 
satisfied while 25.65% reported being very satisfied or somewhat satisfied in 
2001 . 

The committee initiated an effort with the three other communities served by 
Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) to request that RMLD assess the 
viability of offering cable service. A representative from the Braintree 
Municipal Light Department met with the RMLD Community Advisory Board to 
highlight their experience. Residents of Braintree may now purchase cable 
service from either their light board or AT&T Broadband. At their December 
meeting, the Reading Municipal Light Department Board of Directors authorized 
the Executive Director to conduct a feasibility study to determine whether 
offering cable service would make sense. 

The number of recorded cable complaints to the town has increased from 9 in 
2000 to 36 in 2001. These residents express significant frustration over a 
variety of cable related issues. The town forwards these complaints to AT&T 
Broadband for resolution. The Board of Selectmen, as the licensing authority, 
has very limited jurisdiction over cable service. Federal law passed in 1996 
essentially deregulated cable service. Cable providers have largely 
unfettered control over the prices they charge for all tiers except the basic 
tier. They are also free to create and recreate the mix of cable programs 
they deem appropriate. 



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So what can cable subscribers do? First, cable subscribers have a right to 
expect quick access to a customer service representative and responsive 
service. Subscribers should first pursue resolution of issues with AT&T 
Broadband. If the problem is not resolved, then outline the problem in 
writing and direct it to the Town Manager's Office. Second, consider 
alternatives to cable television such as channel connections via satellite 
dish. Price, program selection and service might be more in line with the 
subscribers' requirements. Third, reduce the level of cable service purchased 
to a less expensive tier. In the final analysis cable is a product like any 
other product sold to the consumer. If a large enough segment of the 
purchasing public decided to reduce their level of service or purchase their 
service elsewhere, then the cable provider would take steps to regain market 
share. Certainly cable service is unique because it does not have the large 
number of providers competing for our business that many products do. Even in 
the absence of state or federal regulation or meaningful competition, 
consumers still have a choice. 



Sealer of Weights and Measures 

The Sealer of Weights and Measures conducted the following inspections for the 
Town of Wilmington: 



Type of Device Number Sealed 

Scales Tested and Sealed 99 

Gas Meters 150 

Oil Truck Meters 3 

Truck Scales 7 

Pharmacy Weights 70 

Random Weighings of Commodities 200 

Random Price Checks 2 

Random Gas Stations Checks 21 

Consumer Complaints Acted On 1 

Random Oil Truck Delivery Stops 20 

Fees Collected $2,349.00 



The Sealer's emphasis this year was the monitoring of oil deliveries to 
residential homes. This monitoring insures that oil trucks making deliveries 
to Wilmington are accurate. The Sealer's job is to protect the consumer in 
the marketplace. 





"Lest wc forget" - Veterans' Day Ceremonies at Town Common. 



EDUCATION 




The Wilmington Public School Department continues its commitment to the mission 
of providing a student-centered education which fosters critical inquiry 
enabling the individual to be a productive citizen, respect of self and others, 
capable of adapting to a changing world and its technology. The district 
continues to strive to implement its strategic plan to achieve this mission with 
the following areas of emphasis: student behavior management, technology, 
professional development, standards -based curriculum system, communication with 
community, adequate funding, adequate facilities and instructional materials, 
and family partnerships. 

The district is seeing improvement in student achievement. On the 2001 
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) , 82% of the 10th grade 
students successfully met the Competency Determination; that is, they passed 
both the English Language Arts and the Mathematics exams. The performance of 
10th grade students exceeded the state in all areas and exceeded performance 
when compared to the 2000 results; that is, a higher percentage of students 
performed at the advanced or proficient level and lower percentages performed at 
the needs improvement or failing levels. 

On the Stanford 9 Achievement Test (SAT) administered to 5th, 6th and 8th grade, 
students have shown steady improvement over the six years of administration. 
Fifth grade students improved on their overall score from the 65th percentile to 
the 69th percentile from last year to this; 6th graders improved from the 67th 
to the 72nd percentile; and 8th graders improved from the 63rd to the 67th 
percentile . 

The district continues its commitment to the Superintendent's goal of improving 
district -wide literacy. Additional instructional support at the elementary 
schools has benefited students as well as a comprehensive English Language Arts 
Standards Map. On the third grade MCAS Reading test, 77% of the students were 
rated proficient and only 2% received a warning rating. Reading teachers have 
added several new instructional programs. Early Success and Soar to Success for 
at-risk readers. Our Title I program continues to provide extra reading support 
for needy students. 

Curriculum work has continued at all levels. Based on the Connections 
Professional Development Program, secondary teachers have continued their effort 
to align their content, assessments, and instruction with the Massachusetts 
Curriculum Frameworks Learning Standards. All students have the opportunity to 
practice for the MCAS long composition and to receive feedback on their work. 
Secondary teachers have been developing course descriptions and curriculum maps 
for their areas of responsibility, including revision of a writing portfolio 
process. Subgroups of teacher leaders at the elementary level have been 
revising curriculum maps for intermediate social studies and science. 

A major curriculum improvement has been the implementation of the Trailblazers 
Mathematics Program at grades K-3. This standards -based program was recommended 
by a team of teachers who piloted it for a year. All primary teachers received 
two days of professional development in June 2001 and professional development 
continued through the year, using the district's Curriculum Improvement Time. 
The goal is to expand the program to grades four and five for 2002-2003 with a 
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Technology continues to be a major emphasis. The availability of state-of-the- 
art technology at the new middle school has allowed the district to focus at 
other levels. All elementary classroom teachers have a high speed Internet 
connected computer in their classes. The two primary schools each received a 
16-station computer lab for use in implementing the SuccessMaker program and by 
the Extended Day program. Computers were also provided at the high school to 
increase teachers' access to this valuable tool. Teachers have had high quality 
professional development provided to them by the Technology Coordinator and 
other teacher leaders in the district. 

The Wilmington Public Schools takes its mission most seriously and will pursue 
its commitment to excellence in all aspects of its educational program. Our 
goal is to be client oriented, with our primary clients being students and their 
families and the community as a whole. 



L 




Strings Attached Concert at Wilmington High School - May 8, 2001. 



The English 
Department 
welcomes two new 
teachers to 
Wilmington High 
School . Mr . 
Peter Silberger 
is a graduate of 
Brandeis 
University and 
Simmons College 
Graduate School 
of Education. 
Miss Lauren 
Manganiello 
completed her 
student teaching 
here last spring 
and graduated 
from Boston 
University as an 
English major. 



Language Arts Workshop is a new course offering by the department. Students 
enroll in this course, in addition to their regular English course. The focus 
of this course is the development of test taking strategies and the improvement 
of reading comprehension and the writing of open response and long compositions. 
These areas are tested on the MCAS exams, as well as in other subject areas. 

Other opportunities provided by the English Department include participation in 
local, state and national writing contests, field trips such as the trip taken 
to Othello at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, and practice S.A.T. 
courses in preparation for the spring and fall testing dates. 



The Mathematics Department at the high school is comprised of ten teachers. Of 
these, two are first year teachers and one is a third year teacher. The 
remaining seven are veterans of between twenty and thirty- four years. One of 
our greatest strengths is our experienced faculty. There is great cooperation 
between all staff. Teachers in the department who are teaching the same 
subjects informally mentor new members. 



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This was the first year for the Visual Basic course. In recent years our 
computer programming classes were eliminated and we are most pleased that the 
budget has allowed their return. The number of students requesting this course 
was considerably higher than the number who could actually be accommodated. We 
have two sections of Visual Basic this year and most of these students have 
expressed a desire to take the C++ programming which will be offered for the 
first time next year. 

MCAS scores continue to improve. We are still offering the Math Workshop class 
for those students who need some remediation before taking the test in May of 
2002. Of the forty-six students enrolled in the Math Workshop class last year, 
91.6 percent improved their MCAS score and 87 percent achieved a passing score 
on the MCAS test taken in the spring of 2001. We continue to follow the 
Mathematics Frameworks published by the State Department of Education. 



Four of our top 
students 

participated in the 
Annual Mathematics 
Meet sponsored by 
Worcester 
Polytechnic 
Institute in 
October. Mr. 
Michael Nee, 
Coordinator of 
Student Activities, 
accompanied them. 
This academic 
experience fostered 
working as a team 
as well as 
encouraging these 
students to pursue 
the study of higher 
mathematics in 
college. The 
students were 

pleased with their performance and enjoyed the competition with other top 
students from throughout the Commonwealth. 




More Strings Attached 



We have a very active Math League. These students voluntarily take a test once 
a month in competition with other schools. We are pleased that students from 
all levels choose to participate. Also we have seen this club start a healthy 
competition between our own students. 

The use of technology in the classroom has increased with the addition of a 
computer on each teacher's desk and the creation of a computer lab open to all 
classes. Graphing calculators have become standard for students from Algebra II 
up. Projects are given in every class and many involve Internet research. The 
use of technology has improved the quality of much of the work that is passed in 
today. Our students, your children, are very comfortable with technology and 
are using it to enhance their education. 

Mrs. Louise Netten, Foreign Language Curriculum Team Leader, recently attended 
the annual Foreign Language Conference in Springfield, Massachusetts. During 
one of the workshops, the speaker asked the audience to guess the average 
percentage of students in the country who take a third year of a language in 
high school. She was shocked to learn that only twenty-five percent of all high 
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At our high school an incredible sixty-eight per cent of the juniors are 
presently taking a language course for the third year in a row. Depending on 
their freshman course, they are taking one of the following -- French 3, French 
4 Honors, Spanish 3 or Spanish 4 Honors. Part of the credit for these 
impressive numbers must be given to the foreign language teachers who provide 
students with a positive learning experience. Part of the credit must also be 
given to the guidance counselors who encourage their students to take at least 
three years of the same foreign language. 

The Social Studies Department began the year without three familiar faces. Al 
Fessenden and Larry Maggio have joined the ranks of the retired leisure members 
of society and Steve Lynch has gone on to join the staff of the Guidance 
Department. Three very able individuals have been added to the staff in their 
place. Two are new to the profession and one a veteran of five years of 
successful teaching. Tracy Kassin is a graduate of Salem State. She did her 
Student Teaching here at Wilmington and was so impressive that we hired her 
before some other school was able to reap the benefits of her talents. Mike 
Kinney is a recent graduate of UMass Amherst and is continuing his studies at 
Framingham State. The third member of the group, Kevin Riley comes to us after 
five very successful years at Salem High School. Kevin is a talented 
experienced teacher who will add much to the department, as will the other new 
additions . 



Once again students from Wilmington competed in the Phi Alpha Theta State 
History Conference held at Framingham State. Each year the group is improving 
it's showing. This year eleven of the thirty participants came home with 
awards: Tara Binkoski, Stacy Comer, Jonathan Freeman, Keri Gillespie, Matt 
Leccese, Jennifer Lee, John Lee, Martino Nguyen, Stephen Sperandio, Justin 
Strem, and Dan Vassallo. This represents the highest number of awards that the 
Wilmington contingent has ever received. Congratulations to their teacher, Abby 
Russell, for a fine job in preparing them for the conference. 




There are 
several 
other areas 
in which 
the 

students of 
Wilmington 
are 

expanding 
their 
talents . 
Jonathan 
Freeman and 
Justin 
Strem have 
submitted 
entries to 
the John F. 
Kennedy 
Profile in 
Courage 
essay 
contest . 

Their essays were to deal with a current public official or one from 1956 who is 
acting or acted courageously to address a public issue. Justin wrote his essay 
on former U.S. Senator Edward Brooke. Jon wrote his on present U.S. Senator Tom 
Daschle. Tim Robillard and Chris Stygles will be Wilmington High School's 
representatives to the annual Student Government Day where the students of the 




Po//ce Officer Robert Shelley salutes flag held by Lucas Spry during 
the Shawsheen School's "Salute to Veterans' Program". 



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Commonwealth take over the "running" of the state. For the second year in a 
row, Mark Staffier is advisor to the Mock Trial Team. With the valuable 
assistance of lawyer Steve Peterson, the team hopes to improve on its second 
place finish of last year. 

The department is continuing to expand its offerings to the students of 
Wilmington High. Next year we will be offering the opportunity for selected 
students to take an Advanced Placement course in World History. We are also 
taking on the responsibility for the Child Development course formerly taught by 
Mrs. Anne St. Onge . Anne is retiring and we will be hard pressed to match her 
expertise and experience in the area. 

During the summer and into next year, we will be addressing the Social Studies 
Curriculum Frameworks, which is the subject of a major overhaul by the state. 
This will be a formidable task, as it will require a complete realignment of our 
curriculum at all grade levels. 

Several events marked the opening months of 2001 for the Science Department. 
The annual Science Fair was held at the beginning of May with the exhibition of 
more than eighty student projects. In addition to the projects that were being 
judged competitively, another fifty project displays were set up in the gym for 
public viewing. The judging panel represented several Wilmington-based 
companies and the funds for student prizes were generously donated by Mr. 
William Fejes and Danaher Motion Controls/Pacific Scientific. The Fair was open 
to public viewing that evening and the program concluded with an awards 
ceremony . 

A group of five engineers from Analog Devices hosted an all day interactive 
Electronics Expo for physics students during the month of May. Approximately 
one hundred and fifty students cycled through the physics lab during the day and 
tried their hand at everything from radio communications to circuit board 
soldering under the guidance of the engineers and science staff. The program 
was the first step of a two-part corporate outreach effort by Analog to give 
students a taste of technology-related work. The second part of the program 
involved a summer "externship" for science teacher Scott Ferguson. Mr. Ferguson 
would end up spending eight weeks during the summer working at Analog so that he 
could speak about "first hand experiences" with his students. 

Student course selections during the spring of 2001 made it apparent that 
science enrollment for the following school year was increasing. While 
enrollments in all courses were going up, a full-time physical science teacher 
was needed most. After an extensive search, Mrs. Michelle Hooper was hired to 
fill the position. 

During the first three days following the close of school, the Science 
Department staff engaged in a variety of professional development activities 
under the leadership of Curriculum Team Leader, Jim Megyesy. In addition to 
working on curriculum issues and assessment strategies, the group also spent 
considerable time looking at ways to improve laboratory safety. A student 
safety contract was adopted, a departmental safety manual was reviewed and 
edited and proposals were drafted for work in the following school year. 

The department enjoyed other improvements in 2001. The Aquaculture Program was 
awarded a $2,800.00 grant from the Northeastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center 
at Salem State College to purchase a 400-gallon fish farm. Corning awarded a 
grant of $1,500.00, under it's "Partners in Community" Program, to purchase 
chemistry lab apparatus. In addition, the School/Business Partnership provided 
funds to support a field trip to Boston-based CityLab by AP Biology and 
Biotechnology students. Finally, the school department supported the purchase 
of new textbooks for all chemistry classes as well as additional texts for 
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The significant decrease in employTnent , and the unstable condition of our 
economy at present, are examples of the rapid changes and sometimes volatile 
nature of today's business world. The Wilmington High School Business 
Technology Department maintains an on-going review of economic activity to 
ensure that the curriculum and programs are structured in a manner that will 
most effectively prepare students to meet the demands of today's business world. 
With this in mind, the following courses are being updated on a regular basis: 

Computer Research continues to place a major emphasis on the Internet and 
electronic databases. Business Technology, Social Studies, English, and the 
Media Center have combined their efforts and expertise in order for students to 
prepare a Social Studies research paper using the MLA concept. This is a 
graduation requirement for sophomore students. Computer Technology is a freshman 
requirement with an updated version of Microsoft Word. Students enrolled in the 
Computer Applications course are working with Excel and Access concepts. 
Desktop Web Publishing offers Front Page, including desktop publishing with a 
2002 version update. The Accounting program is introducing QuickBooks Pro, thus 
integrating textbook concepts with computer software. Marketing/Management 
continues to incorporate a Junior Achievement program as an integral part of its 
curriculum . 

Students enrolled in the Marketing/Management course have the option of joining 
DECA. DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) gives students an 
opportunity to compete in oral and written competition in series and team 
events. The program enhances students' knowledge of marketing, management, and 
entrepreneurship . Students compete with other communities in categories such as 
advertising, marketing, retail merchandising, food marketing, restaurant 
management, finance and credit. These competitions take place at district and 
state conferences during the course of the school year. Each year these events 
prove to be an invaluable experience for our students. 

The Business Technology Department is pleased to report that many of our 
students are entering college with majors in Accounting, Marketing, 
International Business, and the computer field. The department is confident 
that with our current programs and on-going review and diligence, our students 
will be prepared to meet the technology challenges of the 21st century. 

WILMINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 

The Wilmington Middle School opened its doors for the 2001-2002 school year to 
930 students in grades six, seven, and eight in August 2001 under the new 
leadership of Principal Kathleen Conway. The state-of-the-art facility includes 
45 regular classrooms containing approximately 450 computers, a library/media 
center, a television production studio, two computer education laboratories, 
nine science classrooms, two technology education classrooms, a spectacular 450- 
seat auditorium and a large, fully equipped gymnasium. 

A typical student day includes classes in language arts, mathematics, social 
studies, and science. Seventh and eighth graders take Spanish, French, or 
reading. Students also participate in Unified Arts classes including art, 
music, health, physical education, computer literacy, technology education, 
study skills, and media. Sixth graders are also participating in an exploratory 
foreign language class where they are introduced to both Spanish and French. 
Seventh graders participate in our D.A.R.E. program. Eighth graders who 
maintain high academic achievement and demonstrate outstanding character, 
leadership, and community service may qualify for National Junior Honor Society. 
Students are also recognized for their efforts through our Student of the Month, 
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Approximately 400 students participate in band, chorus, and strings rehearsal 
during a biweekly activity period. During this time frame, others attend 
classes in MCAS review, community service, puzzles and educational games, 
fitness club, chess club, and extra academic help. After-school activities 
include our upcoming musical. Once On This Island, co-ed intramural sports, 
small group chorus for girls, small group chorus for boys, math club, video 
explorers club, yearbook, and Destination Imagination. There is a late bus 
available for those students who stay after school to receive extra help or 
participate in activities. 



Throughout the year the Wilmington Middle School runs several dances and 
students attend a variety of field trips. During the winter, approximately 100 
students take to the slopes to enjoy afternoons with our Ski Club at Bradford 
Ski Area in Haverhill. Analog Devices continues to sponsor an eight-week class 
of the Future Scientists and Engineers of America for those boys and girls 
interested. Because of the tremendous success of last year's Star Party, we are 
excited about holding this event for the 2001-2002 school year. 

Community service projects included collection of donations for the Pine Street 
Inn and the Wilmington Food Pantry. Students collected over 3,200 cans which 
will support the food pantry until at least March. We again participated in the 
Coats for Kids Program. Coats were collected in school and were brought to 
Anton's Cleaners. Wilmington Middle School also participated in the Toys For 
Tots program. 

The staff members of Wilmington Middle School are committed to high standards. 
Many staff members enroll in courses throughout the year in order to advance 
their educational degrees or expertise in their subject areas, either on their 
own or through opportunities presented through the school system. Teachers are 
involved in MCAS analysis and curriculum alignment with state standards on an 
on-going basis. During the summer, teachers were available for extra help after 
school . To help students with academic and other concerns we offer guidance 
services, including a full-time school psychologist. At the present time 
students are being trained to help us continue our Peer Mediation Program under 
the supervision of a staff member. This program helps us to assist in the 
prevention and resolution of student-to-student conflicts. 



On October 12, 
2001 students and 
staff from the 
Wilmington Middle 
School, West 
Intermediate 
School and 
Boutwell Early 
Childhood Center 
attended a 
ceremony on the 
school campus to 
pay tribute to our 
firefighters and 
police and to 
remember their 
fallen brothers in 
New York City. 
The assembly was 
appropriately 
titled, "Tribute 
to Heroes . " 
Students read 




Students at the Middle School remember. 



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poems in tribute to those we lost on September 11th as well as sang, "Imagine, " 
by John Lennon and, "Proud to be an American," by Lee Greenwood. Checks were 
then presented to the fire fighters representing $3,800, which was raised at the 
middle school through a variety of fundraisers. The money was hand delivered to 
New York by representatives of the Wilmington Fire Department at a visit to 
Ground Zero. 

NORTH INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 

North Intermediate School houses 309 children in grades four and five. Our 
students enjoy the challenge of a hands-on developmental ly appropriate 
curriculum, and an exciting learning environment that develops self-esteem, 
personal and social management skills, and critical and creative thinking 
skills. At North Intermediate School we are fortunate to have a dedicated and 
conscientious teaching staff and a very active parent organization who work 
together to meet students' needs and work collaboratively with one another to 
provide activities and events that appeal to all students. A model setting for 
children to share and learn together. North Intermediate School is committed to 
the district's philosophy of inclusion, where special education staff, regular 
education teachers, and subject area specialists work together to provide a 
framework of success for all our students. 

Instruction in our English/Language Arts curriculum provides students with a 
variety of tools to help them become independent strategic learners. Teachers' 
lessons reflect the learning standards as presented in the language, literature, 
composition, and media strands of the state framework. Essential strategies and 
key skills in reading are taught and reinforced through basal readers and the 
study of literature, using an assortment of trade books representing many 
different genres and levels of ability. Spelling word lists are based on rules, 
generalizations, and content area lessons. Instruction in cursive penmanship is 
reinforced in grade 4 and perfected in grade 5. A major portion of writing 
instruction is accomplished through the writing process and includes both 
narrative and expository forms. We are addressing this area with more 
intensity, as results of MCAS scores indicate this is an area to improve. Our 
scores, while higher than the state's average, still leave plenty of room for 
growth, and teachers at both grade levels are working to incorporate higher 
standards of measure across all disciplines. 

In math classes, problem solving and mathematical reasoning are emphasized. 
Children work individually, in pairs, in small group settings, and as a class to 
express their mathematical thinking through discussion and writing. We continue 
to work to align our social studies curriculum to the revisions suggested in the 
Massachusetts Frameworks for History and Social Science. The content and skills 
in the four areas of history, geography, economics, and civics/government are 
integrated through reading, writing, and thematic units in both grade levels. 
Science learning is an active process in which students describe objects and 
events, ask questions, formulate explanations, test those explanations, and 
communicate their ideas to others. Through their study of science, students 
experience the richness and excitement of the natural world; apply scientific 
principles and processes to make personal decisions; and discuss matters of 
scientific and technological concern. 

Weekly health classes encourage our students to adopt healthy life styles and 
assist them in gaining health-related knowledge and attitudes and skills 
necessary to reduce the risk of developing a variety of health problems. 
Students attend classes in the library once a week and while there, they are 
assisted in accessing information through the use of technology, electronic 
reference and print material. Technology integration has been a strong focus of 
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North Intermediote students Dan 
Hunt, Buddy Gormlcy, Nick Hayes 
and Ryan Parker perform during 
the School's winter concert 




Hat Day continues with Joshua 
Townsend, Richie Carbone and Caleb 
Rogers wearing their favorite fedoras. 



opportunities for technology integration in particular subject areas, on 
providing necessary staff development, and on advocating for additional 
technology funding. Art, music, and physical education teachers make every 
attempt to integrate their disciplines across the curriculum areas and design 
lessons that enhance regular classroom instruction. 

One of the outcomes of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993 was the 
establishment of a School Advisory Council as a vehicle for a more focused, 
responsive and accountable system of serving students . The Council is a 
representative, school building-based committee comprised of the principal, 
parents, teachers, and a community representative. The Council is charged with 
assessing the educational needs and goals of the North Intermediate School, 
reviewing the school budget, and developing a school improvement plan. In 
addition, the Council serves as an advisory board to the principal. The Council 
meets monthly, and anyone with an issue, concern, or question is invited to 
attend or call one of the members: Principal Michele Nortonen, Parents Sheila 
McMahon and Karen Terk, Teachers Jean Burke and Sandi Proia, and Community 
Member Audrey Riddle. 

This was another successful year for the PAC under the direction of co-chairs 
Debbie See and Jennifer Baima. The enrichment committee, led by Ellen Kline, 
arranged for two artists-in-residence this year, author/illustrator David 
Biedrzycki and musician Tony Vacca. We are so fortunate to have an army of 
parent volunteers. They participate in many areas, including the library, 
computer room, family fun nights, field trips. Junior Achievement, Ski Club, 
Destination Imagination, emergency phone tree, copy room, book fairs, fifth 
grade farewell, and field day. 

Our teachers continue to pursue a variety of professional development 
opportunities . In addition to taking graduate level course work and attending 
conferences that focus on strategies and techniques for enhancing our curriculum 
and improving instruction for all students, they have actively participated in 
workshops sponsored by the district. 

Character education is woven into our monthly school spirit assemblies in which 
a particular attribute is emphasized. At these assemblies and during classroom 
morning meetings, we incorporate activities and discussions around our 
"Attribute of the Month," which have included Respect, Responsibility, 
Thankfulness, Kindness/Courtesy, Self -Control , Tolerance/Acceptance, 
Perseverance/Diligence, and Friendship. North Intermediate Happy Grams are 
awarded to our students on a daily basis, with children's names being announced 
over the intercom. These awards are written by the adults in the building and 
are given to individual children, classrooms, or grade levels in recognition of 
something positive. 

Evidence of our students' work is apparent as one enters the school, where 
drawings and compositions are prominently displayed on the walls in the 
corridors and in the classrooms. Students' writings have been submitted to area 
newspapers and to a national publication. The Children's Anthology of Poetry . 

We take pride in the accomplishments of our students and staff and convey this 
message by the ways in which we develop school atmosphere, maintain our school 
facility, establish high expectations for student achievement, and present 
learning experiences . 

To prepare youngsters for the possibilities and probabilities of a future we 
cannot even imagine, the wisest course seems to be one that triggers the 
critical and creative patterns for thinking. By causing children to think, 
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idealize, and create, we provide fertile ground for them to think about their 
thinking and learn about their learning. 

NORTH INTERMEDIATE STUDENT PLEDGE 

I will have faith in myself, 
I will succeed and most of all, 
I will reach my goals. 
I promise to take the 
Responsibili ty, 
To do my work, 
To have self-respect and 
Self-control . 
I can learn and 
I will learn. 



WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 

The West Intermediate School entered its second year as a grade four and five 
elementary school . The staff of the school remained in place with the exception 
of one new fourth grade teacher. Class sizes average 22 children to 1 teacher. 

Small class sizes and familiar teachers greeted students and parents on the 
first day of school . The West Intermediate School provides a small school 
environment, personal attention to detail, staff working together to improve the 
quality of instruction and the service to children. The West Intermediate 
School provides the children with space that they haven't had in years. There 
is an art classroom specifically designed for the teaching of art education. 
The children have a very large music room. The room has the risers for 
presentations and an audio system that supports instruction. There is classroom 
space for specialists, instrumental education, conferencing and teacher 
workrooms . 

Every classroom in the school is connected directly to the school systems' 
Internet provider. Daily communication is carried out via email between the 
staff and the office. Plans are in place for adding additional computers to 
each classroom and providing a computer laboratory for large group instruction. 

The students at the West Intermediate School will have PRIDE in their school. 
The letters in the word PRIDE form an acronym, which stands for Pleasant, 
Respectful, Industrious, Dependable and Enthusiastic. Students who exhibit 
these qualities in school will be awarded WEST PRIDE cards by members of the 
teaching, secretarial, administrative, custodial and kitchen staff. Monthly 
assemblies will be held to bring students together to review the good deeds of 
the children for each month. Small prizes will be awarded to students to 
encourage students' participation in the program. 

The events of September 11th brought the children together in an association 
that fostered a sense of patriotism, giving and sharing. The children of the 
West Intermediate School and the Middle School held an impressive ceremony on 
the campus grounds honoring the heroes of September 11. A collection was 
conducted at the West Intermediate School to support the American Red Cross and 
the families of the victims of September 11. 

During the December holiday season children from the West Intermediate School 
contributed both clothing and personal items to the residents of Wilmington's 
Woodbriar Nursing Home. Additionally, the students donated winter hats, gloves, 
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is to encourage community service on the part of the children. We are 
encouraging our children' to take an active interest in their community and to 
become involved. 

Our goal is to create a learning environment that welcomes children to school, 
provides for their safety and educates them to the best of their abilities. 

The Shawsheen School PAC will continue to support grades one to five at both the 
Shawsheen and the West Intermediate Schools. Enrichment programs, fundraisers 
and school support will continue to be a main function of the PAC. 

The West Intermediate School offers an extended day program for students both 
before school opens in the morning and again in the afternoon after school 
closes. Additionally, the school offers a program entitled Global Child that 
teaches Spanish and French to students in a before school program one day a 
week . 




Students at the West Intermediate School raised funds to assist the 
American Red Cross and families of the victims of September 11. 

WOBURN STREET SCHOOL 



The Woburn Street School has made significant advancements in technology during 
this school year. A computer lab of sixteen new computers, funded by the 
Wilmington Public Schools Extended Day Program, has been established in one of the 
rooms of the library/media center. This provides an opportunity for teachers to 
work with half their class at one time, while the other half works in the library 
or in the classroom with appropriate supervision. The Success Maker program is 
available on these new computers and each class is involved in this individualized 
program for reading and math on a weekly basis. We are also fortunate to have a 
new computer available for every teacher in every classroom, connecting rooms and 
schools instantly through Outlook Express, and providing teachers with access to 
the Internet for instructional information. Alpha Smart keyboards have been added 
for individual student use, particularly for those students who experience 
difficulty with fine motor coordination and with writing by traditional methods. 
The new Smart Boards are a great advancement in technology for the school, as 
well. They allow teachers to bring their entire class into contact with a single 
computer. The Smart Board software also allows teachers to translate handwritten 
notes into printed text. Mr. Ferriero, our assistant principal, supervises the 
implementation of this new technology, providing assistance and training to 
teachers on a regular basis. In addition, specific courses for the use of this 
equipment and other computer technology have been offered by the Technology 
Director for the Wilmington Public Schools, Louise Leland. It truly feels like a 
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New programs and improvements in curriculum are also taking place during this 
school year. This is the first year of implementation for the new Trail Blazers 
math program. This program was selected at the end of last year after being 
piloted, along with other programs, by several teachers at the Woburn Street and 
Shawsheen Schools. This new, hands-on program, is very interactive and provides 
the children with daily opportunities to explore the processes of mathematics. 
This year the Trail Blazers program is being implemented in grades 1, 2, and 3. 
Next year this program will be added to grades 4 and 5 . Teachers received 
training for the use of this new math program during a two-day session in June, 
after the close of school, and again in January during the Curriculum Improvement 
Time release day. We continue with the new spelling program adopted last year, 
Cast-A-Spell , which works to improve spelling using a multi-sensory approach and 
by utilizing the child's visual memory. Intensive drill on high frequency "muscle 
words," content area words, and lists of words containing specifically designated 
"chunks" of language takes place each day. We are presently working to make our 
instructional practices for this program even better and to establish a formal 
assessment of its success. 

An important change at the Woburn Street School this year is the addition of two 
new reading specialists to provide direct services to children and to implement 
programs for reading intervention. We have added the Houghton Mifflin Early 
Success program in grades one and two, and the Soar to Success program in grade 
three. These two programs are being provided in addition to the Reading Recovery 
program that has been available for the past several years. In addition, our two 
new reading specialists allow us to offer a range of other small group and 
individual support services for reading to our students. We are pleased to 
welcome Ms. Robin Fopiano, who works primarily in grades two and three, and Mrs. 
Patricia Linscott, who works primarily in grade one. These two new reading 
specialists join our other reading staff members, Mrs. Cheryl Hackett, Title I 
Reading Recovery and Early Success teacher, and Mr. Gerald LaPointe, who acts as 
the building literacy coordinator, as well as doing work with systemwide staff and 
programs for literacy. 

We have instituted a new reading incentive program entitled, Reading Across 
America. Through this program the children are logging the hours of reading they 
complete outside of school, winning prizes as they "travel" from city to city 
across the United States. The children earn small feet charms and book charms 
with each specified block of reading, proudly displaying these prizes on chains 
they wear around their necks. Children who complete the entire program will be 
awarded a special autographed book. As part of this program the children's 
illustrator, David Biedrzycki, visited the school in January. This was generously 
funded by the Woburn Street PAC . Mr. Biedrzycki spent two days meeting with the 
children and discussing his books and the art of illustrating. Later in the year, 
the school will host a children's author for a similar program. This will allow 
the children to have personal contact with a real author and a real illustrator of 
children's books. The books of our visiting author and illustrator are being used 
as the final prizes for our reading incentive program. This is also funded by the 
PAC, along with monies obtained from a Wilmington School/Business Partnership 
Grant . 

The Woburn Street PAC continues to support the school and its programs generously. 
Their fund raising activities, such as the annual Pumpkin Fair, and their family 
events, like the Ice Cream Smorgasbord, not only continue to earn money for 
enrichment programs and the purchase of materials and supplies for teachers, but 
also provide the school community with opportunities to socialize. Through the 
PAC s outreach programs like Pennies for Patients, the Winter Coat Drive, and 
collecting food stuffs for the Food Pantry, the staff and students of the Woburn 
Street School are able to help provide assistance to people in need in the 
community. The PAC remains an excellent supporter of the Woburn Street School and 
its programs. We are grateful for all that it does to make the school a better 
place to work and learn. 



SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 

The Shawsheen Elementary School is a primary school serving students in grades 
one through three. This year we have an enrollment of 460 students. In 
addition to the administrative team, including the school secretary and school 
nurse, there is a total of 49 staff members at the school, including classroom 
teachers, special education personnel, specialists, and support staff. 
Currently, the school consists of eight first grade classrooms, eight second 
grade classrooms, seven third grade classrooms, and one special education 
classroom. We are fortunate to continue to have a music classroom and an art 
classroom. These are the areas where students receive their instruction in 
these specialty areas. Walking down the corridors of our school, you have an 
opportunity to see the many works of art created by children during their art 
classes. The musical instruction typically results in grade level concerts 
where students perform a variety of selections that celebrate diverse cultures 
and traditions. 

The faculty remains committed to aligning our curriculum to the standards set 
forth in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. The early release days for 
curriculum improvement have proven very beneficial in providing staff with time 
to meet to work with curriculum mapping in reading/ language arts, math, and 
science. Special after-school task forces, made up of staff system-wide, have 
played an important role in addressing curriculum issues in math, science, and 
social studies. This work especially benefits both student learning and 
achievement . 

The Shawsheen School continues its dedication to strengthening the literacy 
skills of students, in support of the Superintendent's goal on literacy. We 
were fortunate to add a second reading specialist to our faculty this year. 
Besides the classroom teachers' daily instruction in reading and language arts, 
the reading staff members provide remedial and reinforcement instruction through 
a variety of programs such as Reading Recovery, Early Success, and Soar to 
Success. Teachers continue to keep a record of student writing through our 
Portfolio Assessment project. This is a relevant collection of student work 
throughout the school year that is passed from grade to grade to keep as a 
record of the student's progress in writing. The students continue to improve 
their spelling skills through their participation in the Cast-A-Spell program. 
As a result, there has been evidence of improved spelling in students' writings. 
In celebration of what students have learned in reading and writing, the 
Shawsheen School hosts an annual Family Reading Night and a Young Authors' 
Night. For the first time this year, we participated in the Book Share program. 
Parents are able to purchase books in honor of their children to add to our 
already rich library inventory. Students are able to borrow books containing a 
bookplate indicating them as donators . 

Our staff and students have had an exciting and challenging year with the 
adoption of the new math program, Trailblazers . The students are learning many 
problem-solving strategies that can be applied to many meaningful and practical 
situations. Student response to the new program has been positive and these 
skills should prove beneficial in developing their mathematical brain and for 
application during standardized testing. 

We have witnessed many positive changes with respect to Technology. Every 
classroom teacher received a state-of-the art computer system with Internet 
access. This access helped them greatly in the development of lesson plans and 
in research. Thanks to the generosity of the site-based Extended Day Program, 
the Shawsheen School now houses a computer lab. This sixteen- station computer 
lab has helped us to have our first and second grade students participate in the 
reading and math programs of Successmaker . In addition, the school system has 

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Shawsheen School students sponsored a "Giving Tree" for the holidays - here we see 
Sarah Johansson, Anthony Beroldi, Sarah Reagan and Andrew LaRosa - thanks kids! 




Shawsheen School students also conducted a winter coat drive - helping out are: 
(floor) William Prince, Lucas Spry, Christina Tammino; (2nd row) Heather Kealos, 
Meghan Pickett, Kerri Spry, Keith Brinley. Derek Queen; (3rd row) Shannon Murphy, 
Matthew Cardarelli, Hannah Kelley and Kristen Keller - good Job! 



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purchased 3 AlphaSmart Boards that are used by our third grade students as they 
learn keyboard skills. These advances have helped us in reaching the goals of 
the system's Technology Plan. 

The parents still play a very active role in our school. The Parent Advisory 
Council continues to raise funds to provide our students with additional 
programs and resources to enhance student learning. This is particularly true 
as they continue to provide a variety of enrichment programs. The School 
Advisory Council plays an integral role in the development of the school 
improvement plan. Parent volunteers assist in the classrooms, library, office, 
and cafeteria. These contributions are powerful examples of the educational 
partnership that exists at the Shawsheen School. 

In addition to addressing student achievement in preparation of helping our 
students to become productive adults, we are also committed to helping our 
students develop into responsible citizens. Our student council has led the 
student body in many worthwhile community service projects. We continue to 
contribute to the Food and Coat drives . We received several generous donations 
from a few parent benefactors. Students were able to purchase flag pins to show 
how proud they were of their country. These contributions were donated to the 
Wilmington Police and Fire Departments at a special ceremony. As a result of 
the other donations, a holiday raffle was conducted that netted a total of 
$1,575.00 to be given to the Toys for Children program sponsored by the 
Wilmington Fire Fighters. This amount was added to the amount already collected 
by classrooms of $1,827.00 for this program. We are very proud of the students 
and the Shawsheen School community for the caring and generosity they exhibited 
during these events. 

The Shawsheen School continues to be a student-centered facility where we are 
committed to student learning as evidenced by the wonderful work completed by 
our students in all content areas so richly and proudly displayed on the walls 
outside all of our classrooms. We welcome you to visit and observe these great 
exhibitions . 

WILDWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 

The Wildwood Early Childhood Center experienced a wonderful first year settling 
into our new surroundings. Our Center now houses four kindergarten classrooms, 
a kindergarten Special Education Bridge Program, an Extended Day Kindergarten 
Program, an integrated pre-school program and a pre-school special education 
classroom. Additionally, we provide a before and after- school care program for 
our families. The Global Child Program, a supplementary fee-based foreign 
language program, is also offered to kindergarten children during the school 
year . 

Our kindergarten program and the integrated pre-school programs are presently 
half -day programs. The Bridge Program and the Special Needs Pre-school Program 
operate on full -day schedules. We also are able to provide a classroom space 
for our art and music classes. Physical Education classes are held in our 
cafeteria/gymnasium. Lunches are served to our full day children on a daily 
basis. Special education support services, such as Speech/Language Therapy, 
Resource/Learning Support, Occupational and Physical Therapy are also available 
for students needing such assistance. 

This year, we also welcomed the Special Education offices to our building. Mr. 
Fredette, Director of Special Education, and his staff now utilize two former 
classrooms in our building. If you visit, you may notice that there is a 
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Literacy is one of the most important facets of our curriculum at the Wildwood 
Early Childhood Center. The Wildwood Early Childhood Center prides itself on 
being a student - centered educational facility, emphasizing individual student 
achievement, strong student-centered curriculum, family involvement and positive 
school climate. Staff continues to work tirelessly at improving our curriculum, 
in accordance with the state Frameworks, in an effort to provide our students 
with skills that develop literacy and that will last them a lifetime. 

This year, a new math program, Trailblazers Math, and a literacy/reading 
readiness program. Lively Letters, have been introduced and adopted at the 
kindergarten level . Teachers spent many hours during the summer months being 
trained for these new programs for math and phonological/phonics instruction. 
These are important programs for early learners in developing readiness skills. 
We know that these educational programs will provide a strong knowledge base for 
our children as they go on to the full day program at the Woburn Street School 
in first grade. 

Social and emotional development is an equally important facet of our curriculum 
in the pre-school and kindergarten programs. Play and positive peer 
interactions are woven into every child's day. As part of our School 
Improvement Plan, developed by our School Advisory Council, we are presently 
investigating implementation of a character development program that may be 
appropriate for our students. 

We are continuing to increase and improve the library at our center that will 
have age and grade level books, materials and resources for our students and 
staff. We have received some funding through grants, which will provide 
financial support for this worthwhile project. Our pre-school and kindergarten 
children attend library classes during the week, listen to stories and take 
books home for sharing. Mrs. Diane Harvey and several parent volunteers have 
worked tirelessly to grow our library to the benefit of staff, students and 
families in the Wildwood Early Childhood Center community. 

Our School Advisory Council (SAC) is a combined committee of administrators, 
teachers and parents from the Boutwell and Wildwood Schools, who work together 
on a monthly basis, to develop a school improvement plan for the early childhood 
centers. The school improvement plan is a compilation of goals addressing 
school environment, learning, school safety, communication, transition issues, 
technology, core values and parent/community involvement. 

Our Parent Advisory Council is part of the larger Northside PAC, which 
represents the Wildwood Early Childhood Center, Woburn Street School and the 
North Intermediate School. As usual, our parents bring forth great interest and 
enthusiasm in all of their efforts in support of our school. In the fall, a 
very successful Scholastic Bookfair is held through the tireless efforts of our 
parent volunteers. Our families purchase books and literacy materials and the 
proceeds are used to purchase books for our classrooms and library. 

The Pumpkin Fair was the big fall event for our families. The PAC was then able 
to offer financial support to each school with the proceeds from the fair. 

The PAC also sponsors enrichment programs at the Wildwood School such as 
"Explore The Ocean World" program in November 2001. The staff and children were 
able to spend time exploring ocean life, crabs, sea urchins, lobsters, oysters, 
etc., while actually seeing and touching whale baleen and vertebrae. In 
February, another special program, "Celebrating Diversity" will be offered. 
Bubblemania is usually presented in the spring. This program brings a visiting 
scientist who actually encases a student in a huge bubble before your eyes. 
Enrichment programs sponsored by our PAC are always special events for the 
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Everyone had a wonderful time at our Ice Cream Smorgasbord, sponsored by our 
PAC, in November. Children and families were able to create their own sundaes, 
color and have their faces painted. This event made for many smiling faces 
throughout the evening and full tummies ! 



Other special 
programs take 
place 

throughout the 
year involving 
town officials 
that come to 
our school and 
establish 
important 
relationships 
with our young 
students . 
Officer 
Shelley is a 
friendly face 
to all the 
children as he 
presents bus 
and community 
safety 
programs in 
the fall. Lt. 
Hurley and 
other 
firefighters 

bring important fire safety messages and programs. We are thankful to have such 
community involvement and support for the children at the Wildwood Early 
Childhood Center. The bike safety program affords the opportunity for students 
to learn street and biking safety in our community. Children hear from the 
safety officers the importance of wearing helmets, safety pads, keeping bikes in 
good condition and street safety rules. A bike and helmets are also given to 
the lucky children whose names are drawn by the officers. Wilmington Kiwanis 
Club provides the bikes and equipment . 




Kindergarten teacher Vita Grahm introduces tier son Michael Grahm, USMC to 
Assistant Principal Doug Anderson during the "Salute to Veterans Program" at 

the Shawsheen School. 



Also in the spring, our kindergarten staff and students participate in our 
"Celebrate Wilmington" Unit. Specifically designed lessons and activities, 
developed by our teachers, are implemented over the course of a week. The 
kindergarten children learn important information and facts about their town. 
The final culminating activity is a concert for family and friends. Many 
familiar songs have been adapted to focus on our town, its citizens and 
historical places . 

In December, the entire school participated in our "Winter Celebration" Concert. 
Pre-school and kindergarten classes joined together to entertain parents, 
grandparents and friends with songs about various winter holiday traditions. We 
all learned about Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. We even had a surprise visit 
from Frosty the Snowman! WHAT A TREAT! We hope everyone saw our show on local 
cable TV, WCTV. 

The Wildwood Early Childhood Center continues to value its involvement in our 
community. Our PAC sponsored a coat drive in December. Coats are dropped off 
at the school and a parent volunteer brings them to Anton's Cleaners where they 
are cleaned free of charge and they are then distributed to needy families. A 
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Wilmington Food Pantry. "Pennies for Patients" was also a program that allowed 
our children and families to donate pennies and spare change for young patients 
suffering from catastrophic illness. It is with great pleasure that we 
participate in such worthwhile community efforts and events. 

BOUTWELL EARLY CEIILDHOOD CENTER 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center is home to four kindergarten classes, two 
preschool classrooms and one kindergarten enrichment room. In addition, we were 
able to accommodate the SEEM Collaborative in their search for classroom space 
this year. Three classes for deaf and hard-of -hearing preschoolers and 
kindergarteners were welcomed into the Boutwell in September. The new classes 
were a big hit! Members of the SEEM staff taught sign language to the Boutwell 
staff twice a week during the school year. It was definitely a wonderful and 
enriching experience for all. 

The kindergarten staff spent some time together during the summer attending both 
math and language arts workshops . The school system adopted a new math program, 
"Trailblazers , " for grades K-3. This program utilizes a real hands-on approach 
to the subject and has been well received at the kindergarten level. Teachers 
also implemented a new phonemic awareness program entitled, "Lively Letters." 
Students eagerly await hearing the stories that go along with each letter sound. 
The Writing Portfolio Assessment continued this year. This gives teachers the 
opportunity at various times of the year to collect samples of students' written 
work and pass it on to the first grade teachers. 

A combined School Advisory Council (SAC) was formed between the Boutwell Early 
Childhood Center and the Wildwood Early Childhood Center. A school improvement 
plan containing seven objectives was written and implemented at both sites. 

The Boutwell Parent Advisory Council (PAC) continued to play an integral role in 
the operations of the school. Once again, the major fundraisers of the year 
were the selling of wrapping paper, the Math-a-thon and the Scholastic Book 
Fair. All three of these endeavors were a big success. Collecting "Box Tops 
for Education" and a Printer Cartridge Recycling Program helped bring additional 
monies into the school. 

Enrichment programs offered for the children of the school were Mary Alice 
Amidon and Bubblemania, both of which were brought back this year due to their 
popularity with both students and staff. Family Fun Night was held in March and 
the annual Ice Cream Social was held in May. Both of these events provided a 
time for families to get together and socialize. 

In October the preschool classes went on a field trip to Smolak Farms in North 
Andover. The children were treated to a tractor-driven hayride and cider and 
donuts. They even got to pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. 

During the month of November students in Mrs. Graham's kindergarten class 
studied about Pilgrims, Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving feast. 
Their study resulted in a wonderful performance for family and friends. 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center was the proud recipient of a new playground 
at the end of November. Plans for this playground had been underway for some 
time and the children were delighted to see it come to fruition. 



In December, the preschoolers performed their annual holiday program to the 
delight of parents, grandparents and siblings. They sang songs about Hanukkah, 
Christmas and Kwanzaa and then enjoyed refreshments together. 



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In January the kindergarten classes studied about penguins and the children were 
fascinated to learn that when penguins are five weeks old they go to 
"Kindergarten!" At the end of January all four kindergarten classes went on a 
field trip to the New England Aquarium to view the penguin exhibit. 

On March 1st the kindergartners participated in a concert to kick off "National 
Music Month." This year's theme was, "Music, Pass it On." Miss Amy Hayner, the 
early childhood music teacher worked diligently with the students and staff to 
make this program a huge hit. Mrs. Lynne Vik, the early childhood art teacher, 
along with the children prepared the backdrop for this concert. All enjoyed the 
concert . 

Mr. Kevin Meeker, the new physical education teacher at the Boutwell ended the 
year with a fun-filled field day that was a tremendous hit with children and 
adults alike. Many parent volunteers helped out in this fun event for the 
children of the Boutwell Early Childhood Center. 

The big hit of the year was a school-wide musical performance called the 
"Wilmington Unit." The children learned all about the Town of Wilmington, its 
history and historical sites including its volcano. They learned songs written 
by staff about the town, studied maps and worked in each other's classrooms. 
Mr. Caira, Town Manager, and Dr. O'Donnell, Superintendent of Schools, came and 
spoke to the children about Wilmington and about their jobs. The study of the 
town culminated in a wonderful musical for family and friends that left all 
teary-eyed . 

At the Boutwell, we were sad to say goodbye to Mrs. Nancy Murphy, a longtime 
kindergarten teacher who retired at the end of the school year. She will be 
greatly missed by students and staff. We wish her well in her retirement. 

For the second year Wilmington has been the recipient of a planning grant for 
full -day kindergarten. Teachers have been diligently working during Curriculum 
Improvement Days on rewriting the curriculum to align it with the state 
frameworks. Committees have been established and plans are proceeding for 
implementation of full day kindergarten classrooms sometime in the future. 

The Boutwell Early Childhood Center staff and students welcome you to visit. 




Safety Officer Robert Shelley rveets with youngsters from the 
Boutwell Early Childhood Center 



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PHYSICAL EDUCATION & ATHLETICS 

The Physical Education Department continued to serve all students (K-12) as well 
as providing an adaptive program for students with special needs. 

The Elementary Health Program once again has incorporated "Project Charlie" into 
the curriculum. In Grade 5, we continue to offer the DARE Program, in 
cooperation with the Wilmington Police Department and Officer Chip Bruce. These 
programs emphasize the importance of drug/alcohol education through teaching of 
self-esteem, responsibility and decision making. A Scholastic Science program 
has been added for all grade levels to enhance the existing health curriculum. 

The Physical Education Curriculum at the High School, Health Dynamics, is a 
comprehensive program dealing with health, fitness and life skills. Students 
will examine appropriate health topics including substance abuse, nutrition, 
physical fitness, human sexuality, mental health, and stress management. The 
curriculum also incorporates effects of the environment, consumer issues, 
ecology, and social issues in the program. Related physical activities designed 
to reinforce health issues will be offered to ensure a complete holistic sense 
of mental, spiritual, and physical well-being. 

The High School Physical Education and Health Department has added a Lifelong 
Fitness Elective Course for Grades 11 and 12. Students are participating in 
activities that will maintain and enhance their personal physical fitness 
levels. Cardiovascular fitness training, individual sports and highly 
competitive traditional games have been stressed. 

The Physical Education Department cited several students for Outstanding 
Achievement in Physical Education for 2001: 

Academic Excellence Awards were presented to the following students: 

Class of 2001: Kimberly Gillespie and Joshua Hiltz 
Class of 2002: Stefanie Quinton and Justin Strem 
Class of 2003: Jennifer Rogers and David Velardo 

Academic Achievement Awards were presented to the following students: 

John Jamerson, Matthew Boland, Michele Lemos , Kirsten Pizzoti, Rebecca Rufo 

Outstanding Effort Awards were presented to the following athletes: 

David Hanley, Joanne Emerick, John Tobin III, Jordan Weiner, Joshua Howlett 

President's Challenge Award Winners: 

Class of 2001: Caitlin Bransfield, Scott Buck, Chris Calway, Justin 

Cammaratta, Jeff Cannon, Jim Fennelly, Robert French, Kim 
Gillespie, Andy Hackett, David Hanley, Joshua Hiltz, Mark 
Jepsen, Felicia Newhouse, Al Quinton, Joe Ranno, Marc 
Sollazzo, Lori Vachon 

Class of 2002: Lisa Antonangeli, Diane Dellascio, Chris Minghella, Kristin 

Pizzotti, Stephanie Quinton 

Class of 2003: Lauren Crowley, Katie Halas, Mary Sullivan, Jordan 
Ungvarsky, Alexis Wade 



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Athletic Awards/Recipients: 

• Dr. Gerald Fagan Award: "To the Most Outstanding Wilmington High School 
Senior Athlete:" Jim Fennelly and Kimberly Gillespie 

• Lawrence H. Gushing, Sr. Award: "To the Senior Demonstrating Sportsmanship, 
Scholarship and Athletic Ability:" Chris Calway and Michele Lemos 

• Harold "Ding" Driscoll Award: "To the Senior Athlete Demonstrating Dedication 
to Athletics at Wilmington High School:" Tim Riley and Katelyn Sughrue 

• Joseph H. VJoods, Jr. Memorial: "To the Senior Athlete Demonstrating Courage, 
Discipline and Tenacity while attending Wilmington High School:" Bobby 
French and Katelyn Sughrue 

• Jack Smith Award: "To a Senior Athlete Demonstrating Commitment to 
Athletics" : Andy Hackett 

Highlights : 



The 2000-2001 Ice Hockey Team, coached by the GAL Coach of the Year, Steve 
Scanlon won the GAL Championship. The 2 001 Golf Team, coached by Al Fessenden 
won the GAL and State Division III Championship. The Girls' Volleyball Team 
coached By Mark Staff ier, led the team to the Gape Ann League Tournament finals. 
Wilmington Field Hockey, coached by Patty Gushing, led the Wildcats to an MIAA 
Tournament berth. Wilmington High School Senior, Marc Sollazzo, coached by Mike 
Pimental , won the 152 -pound. Division III, State Wrestling Championship. In 
2001 Coach Pimental was awarded the GAL Coach of the Year, Sectional Coach of 
the Year and Wilmington's Coach of the Year. The 2001 Football Cheerleading 
team captured the Gape Ann League Championship, Division II North Regional 
Championship and took 3rd in the State. 



FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT- -KINDERGARTEN TO 12TH GRADE 

The Fine Arts Department continues to provide a sequential program for all 
Wilmington students. Kindergarten students receive half -hour weekly lessons 
while elementary grades receive forty-five minute weekly periods. Middle school 
students attend intensive six-week sessions, exploring a variety of materials. 
The high school program continues to provide not only fine arts experiences but 
also an extensive photography and now graphic design curriculum. Wilmington is 
lucky to have all these classes taught by specialists who dedicate long hours 
providing an art education enhanced by historical, aesthetic and 
interdisciplinary components . 

We are pleased to welcome Holly Gill to our department. Holly is a graduate of 
Wilmington High School. She received both her undergraduate and graduate 
degrees from Boston University. Holly is currently teaching at the North 
Intermediate and Shawsheen Elementary schools. Karen Larrabee is now teaching 
at the Middle School with Neal Roberts. Lynne Vik has become a full-time 
teacher while Lillian Faveau has cut back to part-time. 

The department focus this year has been the revision of the Fine Arts 
curriculum. While our department philosophy and goals were completed the 
learning objectives needed to be finished. Also with the acceptance of the 
Massachusetts Frameworks in the Arts all information needed to be aligned with 
them and the national standards. We are completing the elementary portion with 
the addition of the glossary and time line. 



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The department continues to evolve as new technologies are introduced and as the 
needs of our students change. Many of our graduates are currently or have 
graduated from schools of fine arts and are working in their fields . We hope 
that we have inspired all our students to be sensitive to their world and the 
people and cultures they encounter. 

SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 

During the last calendar year the Special Education Department received 187 
referrals for initial TEAM evaluations and provided special education and 
related treatment services to 503 special needs students ages 3-22. 

During the past year the Department of Education developed a new Individual 
Educational Plan (lEP) format. This new document required the training of 
building principals, counselors, and special education teachers and therapists 
for the entire school department. The Special Education Department organized a 
ten (10) hour comprehensive training program at which all key personnel were 
trained in the philosophy, required documents, and implementation procedures for 
the new special education lEP. 

In a continuing effort to provide staff development and training opportunities 
for regular education teachers, who work with students with specific 
instructional needs, a staff development-training program in literacy was 
provided. Specifically, the department utilizing state grant monies developed 
and presented a program to kindergarten, first, and second grade teachers, 
dealing with early childhood literacy skills development. In addition to the 
ten-hour instructional program, each participant was provided a comprehensive 
notebook of best practice activities, procedures, and materials to be used in 
their classroom program. 

SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT 

Wilmington School Food Service employs fifteen full-time staff members and 
twenty-four part-time. We are a self-supporting department within the School 
Department. All salaries, including the Director's and Secretary's, food 
purchases, equipment and most maintenance as well as office supplies are paid 
from student lunch participation, reimbursement from the Department of 
Education, catering functions such as the Senior Class Banquet, luncheons, 
coffee hours. Senior Citizen Lunch Program, Extended Day Care Program and any 
other programs that allow us to cater and put these monies back into the 
program . 

We comply with the United States Department of Agriculture food based menus . We 
have upgraded our computer system to provide us with a more up-to-date 
accounting system. We continue to investigate available software to keep us in 
the forefront of food service. 

We offer students many lunch choices to encourage participation at the 
reasonable price of $1.25. A total of 365,343 student meals were served this 
school year. 

The Wilmington Middle School continues to operate well and the student 
participation is very good. The average lunch participation in all schools is 
74% of the student population. 

We have completed our mural project in the West Intermediate as well as the 
Wildwood School. We hope to begin the Boutwell School in the summer. That will 
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We once again participated in Framingham State College's Graduate Intern 
Program. A student intern studied under the Wilmington School Food Service 
Program. With this assistance, we are able to do surveys of our program and 
continue to upgrade services to the students and staff. It is an enriching 
experience for all of us. 

At present there are thirty-four National Restaurant Association certified 
sanitarians on staff. The hope is to have all staff certified. We continue to 
train our staff in sanitation, safety, CPR and heimlich maneuver. 

The senior citizen meals-on-wheels and congregate lunches are produced and 
served at the West Intermediate School. They are served year round. We served 
16,649 meals to our senior citizens this year. Contact the Senior Drop-In Center 
to join in the lunch program. 

One of the upcoming projects for next year is to computerize all the kitchens to 
make ordering and reporting more efficient. We are always striving to improve 
our services to the students and community and are happy to respond to any 
suggestions and requests when possible. 

WILMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS' EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS 

The Extended Day Programs continue their commitment to provide a safe and 
enriching environment for Wilmington children before and after regular school 
hours. This primarily non-academic part of a child's day is crucial to his/her 
social and emotional development. Self-confidence, self-respect and self- 
definition are encouraged. Making choices, developing responsibilities, 
learning to express his/her needs, and building friendships are important to a 
child' s growth . 

Reflective of the changing times and needs of our local families, our enrollment 
continues to grow. This year, we served 326 children in kindergarten through 
grade 5 . 

Our Program Director and staff have made a commitment to strive to meet the 
National School-Age Care Alliance's (NSACA) Standards for Quality School-Age 
Care. There are thirty- six Keys of Quality in the NSACA Standards. Twenty-six 
of the Keys are observable and are organized under five categories, including 
Human Relations, Indoor Environment, Outdoor Environment, Activities, and 
Safety, Health and Nutrition. Sixteen additional keys describe the program 
organization, procedures and policies creating the sixth category of 
Administration . 

We have chosen to focus primarily on the sixth category of Administration this 
year, believing that setting policies and procedures and adapting to them will 
naturally help us to meet (or continue to meet) the standards of quality in the 
other five categories. 

Our first step in the process was to develop a leadership team consisting of the 
Site Coordinator from each of 6 schools, our two Kindergarten Enrichment 
Teachers, our Nursing Coordinator, the Program Director and the Program 
Assistant. The team meets as a group each month to discuss program 
improvements . 

In addition, the administration is taking a more active role in the continuing 
education of our employees, offering opportunities for staff development which, 
so far this year, have included first aid certification, CPR certification, the 
Massachusetts School -Age Care Conference and the fall training offered by the 
Network of Extended Day Directors (NEDDS) and hosted at our own Middle School 
this year. 

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As we continue to grow with the town, our program continues to strive to meet 
the needs of the individuals we serve. One of the programs introduced this year 
is the BONES Project. BONES, or Beat Osteoporosis: Nourish and Exercise 
Skeletons, is a study conducted by Tufts University to prove that early 
intervention will help children to grow as much bone mass as possible at a young 
age, thereby avoiding osteoporosis later in life as they start to lose bone 
mass. We are proud to have applied for and been accepted to participate in the 
BONES Project at the Shawsheen and Woburn Street Schools. Those children who 
enrolled in the program at Shawsheen School will be exposed to regular physical 
activity, calcium-rich snacks and lessons regarding bone health. The project 
supplies us with the curriculum, the snacks and the equipment for the games and 
exercises. Woburn Street was chosen as a control group. 

In late fall we were very fortunate to introduce two 16-station computer labs-- 
one each at the Shawsheen and Woburn Street Schools. These labs provide the 
opportunity for these very young children to adapt to the changing world and its 
rapid leaps in technology. The computers are used by the teachers and their 
students during the school day, as well as by the students and staff before and 
after school, making the purchase of this equipment a venture with vast benefits 
to both communities. 

The Extended Day Program is committed to our families and is confident that we 
will experience another year of growth and improvement as our needs grow and 
change and we learn together. 

The following people retired from the Wilmington Public Schools this past year: 
Carol Hayes, Physical Education Teacher at the North Intermediate School; 
Richard DuLong, English Teacher at Wilmington Middle School; Joyce Aldrich, 
English Teacher at Wilmington High School; Gennaro DiSarcina, Guidance Counselor 
at Wilmington High School; Alan Fessenden and Lawrence Maggio, Social Studies 
Teachers at Wilmington High School; Katherine Barry, Elementary School Teacher; 
and Norma Rushton, Director of Nursing Services. The Wilmington school 
community wishes to thank these people for their many years of dedicated service 
to the children of Wilmington and wishes them many happy and healthful 
retirement years . 

In conclusion, we would like to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation 
to the administrators, teachers, support staff, parents and students who 
contributed their efforts to the Wilmington Public Schools during the 2000-2001 
school year. A special note of thanks to the many town departments that 
cooperated with the school system in 2001. 



The Shawsheen Valley Technical High School District is pleased to submit its 
2001 Annual Report to the citizens of Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury, 
and Wilmington. Located on Cook Street in Billerica next to the Towns of 
Burlington and Wilmington, we celebrated our 32nd anniversary offering quality 
vocational technical education to area youth and residents. 

The District is governed by a ten-member, elected School Committee empowered by 
the Massachusetts General Laws and by a Regional Agreement among the five member 
towns. Elected representatives of the Regional School Committee include: Mark 
Trifiro and Don Drouin from Bedford; Kenneth L. Buffum, Vice Chairman, and 
Bernard F. Hoar, Treasurer, from Billerica; John P. Miller, Chairman, and Alfred 




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Verrier from Burlington; J. Peter Downing and Patricia W. Meuse from Tewksbury; 
and James M. Gillis, Secretary, and Robert G. Peterson from Wilmington. Charles 
Lyons is Superintendent/Director of the District and has served in that capacity 
since 1987. 

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School is one of twenty-six regional vocational 
technical school districts in Massachusetts. Eleven hundred and seventy-two 
high school students were enrolled in Shawsheen Tech's day school programs in 
October of 2001. Over eight hundred adults also take classes in Shawsheen 
Tech's varied adult and continuing-education courses. 

The high school graduating class of 2001 numbered two hundred forty-four 
seniors. Sixty-seven percent of these graduates secured employment immediately 
after graduation in their chosen profession; twenty-four percent opted to pursue 
further education in post-secondary institutions; and two percent joined the 
armed services. The placement statistics for this class are among the highest 
of the twenty-six other regional vocational technical schools located in the 
Commonwealth . 

Superior Accreditation Report Received from NEASC 

In November of 2001, the district received a Fifth-Year Focused Visit from the 
New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Technical and 
Career Schools. The Commission awarded Shawsheen Valley Technical High School 
continued accreditation, noting during its deliberations, the following 
commendations : 

1. The school completed action on 85% of the decennial review recommendations 
made by the Commission. 

2. The administration of the school leads its steadfast support to a broad 
level of school improvement activities. 

3 . Renovations have been completed in the science laboratory areas of the 
facility. 

4. A wellness center has been completed. 

5. The school prepared an extensive and very well done focused visit report. 
In addition, the preparations for the visit were impressive. The quality 
of the self-report is usually an indication of the quality of the 
instruction. In this case, the quality indicator proved to be correct. 

6. There is a strong, positive relationship between the school and the 
community. The fact is demonstrated by the degree of involvement between 
the two and the quality of resources offered to the students. 

7. There is a positive school climate highlighted by a caring and dedicated 
staff, a motivated student body and competent leadership. 

8. Students demonstrate courteous and disciplined behavior: a credit to 
themselves, faculty and administrative staff who have created a culture in 
which such behavior is expected and rewarded. 

The Commission agreed with its focused visiting committee and made 
recommendations : 

1. We urge the school to continue its pro-active position on building repair, 
maintenance, rehabilitation, and expansion. An educational technology 
plan should be developed which addresses the maintenance and replacement 
of equipment required to meet curriculum objectives. 

2. The school has developed strategies, in part to improve their students' 
performance on MCAS tests. Although we acknowledge the good intentions of 



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the school in this regard, we urge that the school be attentive to the 
integrity of its own curriculum and proceed with care so as not to 
negatively impact the integrity of its curriculum to satisfy the demands 
of a high-risk test that is not appropriately designed to measure the 
achievements of vocational/technical school students. The visiting 
committee found no inherent defects in the school's curriculum, which has 
been designed thoughtfully to suit the vocational/technical mission of the 
school . 

The recommendations received from the visiting committee were implemented 
immediately. During 2001, member towns supported both a $1.8 million bond issue 
to replace all aging doors, windows, and other exterior improvements needed at 
the school. In addition, the towns continued their support of Shawsheen Tech's 
annual capital budget, replacing equipment and continuing system rehabilitation 
in a thoughtful and well -planned manner. 

Although Shawsheen Tech continues to assess individual learning progress 
internally through the administration of standardized testing, final 
examinations, and performance assessments, the district rejects the notion that 
one high-risk test effectively measures the student growth that is observed in 
response to rigorous academic and (especially) technical curricula. Advocating 
for both state and national assessments that will recognize student attainment 
of occupational knowledge and skills, members of the school leadership team are 
actively engaged in the creation of occupational -prof iciency and occupational - 
mastery standards that will provide evidence of learning progress and the 
graduation eligibility for students enrolled in vocational technical schools. 

Admissions 

Three hundred and twenty out of four hundred ninth-grade applicants entered 
Shawsheen Tech last fall as inquisitive learners. Interest in attending 
Shawsheen Tech is so high that the school found it necessary to establish a 
waiting list of students for a second consecutive year. Over 500 applicants are 
expected for consideration in 2002. 

Upon entering Shawsheen, students spend every other week experiencing and 
exploring fourteen different vocational/technical occupations. With nineteen 
different programs to select from, parents and students are entitled to select 
eight of the fourteen areas they are scheduled to explore. Students spend 
alternate weeks in academic classes. All students at Shawsheen Valley Technical 
High School participate in challenging academic and vocational technical course 
work appropriate for future aspirations . The career preparatory focus of 
Shawsheen' s educational program includes college preparatory course work. 

By April of their freshmen year, students select a vocational/ technical 
profession in which they will major for the next three and a quarter years. 
Those who select Plumbing or Electrical will earn at least fifteen hundred-hours 
towards their requirement for a journeyman's license after graduating from high 
school. Those who select Cosmetology will acquire the thousand-hour trade 
experience needed to take the state examination. Program offerings range from 
Health Careers to Electronics; from Telecommunications to Culinary Arts; and 
from Graphic Arts to Welding. The public is invited to contact the Guidance 
Department at 978-671-3613 for a catalog of Shawsheen' s diverse program 
offerings . 

Cooperative Education Program 

By the fall of their senior year, many students begin initial employment as 
either apprentices or co-op interns with local companies during their 
vocational/technical week. In December of 2001, one hundred and forty-seven 



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juniors were enrolled in the Cooperative Education Partnership, gaining valuable 
experiences with area companies and employers . Over three hundred area 
businesspersons serve on Shawsheen Tech's Craft Advisory Committees ensuring 
that our curriculum, content, and technology are up-to-date. The local 
businesspersons meet twice each year with Shawsheen Tech administrators and are 
among the first to hire graduates from programs in whose development they 
actively served as consultants. 

Shawsheen Tech has articulation agreements with eleven area colleges, all of 
whom grant students college credit for the work that they complete during high 
school. Known as the "Tech Prep" program, this unique approach further develops 
career paths for high school students, maximizes student interest to obtain 
advanced degrees in emerging technical areas, and assures students a career 
educational path that is both relevant and rewarding. Industry leaders and 
educational professionals throughout the United States have applauded and 
emulated Shawsheen Tech's "Tech Prep" program. 

Shawsheen Tech expanded its partnership with area institutions in 2000 
continuing a dual enrollment program with Middlesex Community College. 
Underwritten by the Department of Education, this program allows students to 
receive both high school and college credit for after school courses taken at 
Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA. Twenty upper class students have 
taken foreign language courses at Middlesex Community College. 

Student Athletics and Other Activities 

During the 2000-2001 academic year, over 350 students participated in 
interscholastic athletics capturing Commonwealth Conference Championships in ice 
hockey, swimming, cheerleading for football and basketball. The spring track 
team won the Freshman -Sophomore League Championship meet. The boys' soccer, 
girls' basketball, ice hockey, baseball and softball teams qualified for state 
tournament play. 

The Softball team won the Division III eastern Massachusetts North Title as well 
as the State Vocational Championship. The baseball and wrestling teams also 
qualified for state vocational tournaments. 

On an individual basis, Mike Stubbs and Coach Al Costabile were selected to the 
Boston Globe All -Scholastic Football Team as player and coach respectively. Ron 
Nowakowski was chosen as Massachusetts Athletic Director of the Year in District 
A. 

Shawsheen Tech students participate in a wide variety of extra curricular 
activities, such as the National Honor Society, the School Yearbook, the Student 
Newspaper, the World Wide Web Club, Peer Leaders and the Student Council. 
Skills USA VICA, represents the largest population of student involvement at 
Shawsheen Tech. Skills USA VICA is a co-curricular activity, providing 
opportunities for students to showcase their vocational technical skills at 
local, state, national and international competitions. Ten students 
participated in the national competition in Kansas City in late June of 2001. 
Ms. Stephanie Lazott of Billerica, Massachusetts, was elected Vice-President of 
the Massachusetts VICA for the 2001-2002 school year. 

Professional Development is a year-round program at Shawsheen Tech. The staff 
is surveyed every February for input on school needs. The Professional 
Development Committee meets to design a one-year plan for the School Committee's 
approval in April of each school year. During the past three years, Shawsheen 
Tech held a four-day Summer Institute Training Program. Over eighty teachers 
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Shawsheen Tech is the only high school in the area offering students' dances on 
a regular basis. Through the Dean of Students office, the school recognized 
over six hundred students and their families last year in our Citizenship 
Banquet Program. The school sponsors a ninth and tenth grade parent social at 
the Elks' Club in Billerica at the beginning of the school year, and this year 
held its tenth annual all-night senior party at the school following senior 
graduation in June. 

Special Activities in 2001 



As part of ongoing efforts to support male and female students in non- 
traditional careers, Shawsheen Tech students participated in a workshop 
conducted by Lynn Donahue, an author and recognized expert in the field of 
non- traditional careers . Shawsheen Tech has a long history of providing 
opportunities for students to explore and enter fields that are considered 
non- traditional in terms of gender. 

As part of its outreach program, the Student Council raised over $4,000 for 
the New York Relief Fund and an additional $800 for Globe Santa. 

Community organizations continued their generous support of Shawsheen Tech 
graduates with approximately $24,000 in scholarship contributions. Combined 
with school organizations and private contributions, seniors in the class of 
2001 received almost $50,000 in scholarship support. In addition, Shawsheen 
seniors qualified for a significant number of full and partial tuition 
scholarships from colleges . 

Mr. Michael Sullivan was hired in October 2001 as the new Director of 
Computer Services. Mr. Sullivan started the original Computer Center back in 
1975 and has worked in industry for the last 18 years. During the last 
quarter of the year, Mr. Sullivan evaluated and updated the network 
operations and initiated the search for a new Student Information System that 
will provide easier use for teachers and administrators with more up-to-date 
information and easy access for parents. 

The Burlington Police Department DARE Officers and Shawsheen Valley Technical 
High School received a fifty thousand dollar grant from the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety Programs Division for the 
2001-2002 school year. The funds are being applied in a Career Training 
Program for students from the Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington to 
attend Shawsheen Valley Technical High School. Ninety students will attend 
the program and be involved in Community projects for the food pantry and 
senior citizens. The program, which began in November 2001 and will continue 
through June 2002, teaches specific skills to students that they will apply 
in the spring of 2002 in community service at the senior citizens complex and 
food pantry collection boxes. Skill training is scheduled on Monday and 
Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Shawsheen Valley 
Technical High School . 

Shawsheen Valley's Information Technology Instructors completed four 
semesters of Network Management Instruction the past two years and received 
CISCO Certification. Shawsheen students are being trained in Network design 
and management on CISCO equipment. They then go online to be tested through 
the CISCO Academy in California for their Certification in Network 
Management . 

In November 2001, the school received a one million dollar grant from PTC in 
Needham, Massachusetts due to the leadership of Mr. Raymond Callahan and Mr. 
Andy Botticelli of Shawsheen' s Drafting Department. The school received 
three hundred licenses for Pro/DESKTOP, Engineering Design Software for 
students. This is the most advanced solid modeling three-dimensional design 
software available in the country. The district piloted the PTC Pro/DESKTOP 

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software in a summer MCAS mathematics-training program with eighty-eight 
percent growth in the performance of the students. Combining computers and 
graphic design with math integrated into the solutions appeals to student's 
visual and applied learning experience. 

♦ The District entered into an agreement with the Town of Billerica and Habitat 
for Humanity of Greater Lowell, Inc. to construct a new affordable home in 
Billerica. All of the construction trades are involved including: carpentry; 
masonry; electrical; and plumbing. In the fall of 2001, the school began 
construction of a new 1400-foot house on 22 Glenside Avenue in Billerica with 
completion expected in May of 2002. 

♦ Shawsheen Valley Technical High School sophomores posted significant gains in 
both the English and Math portions of the state MCAS exams administered in 
the spring of 2001. Students displayed significant improvement in scores 
while dramatically reducing the gap in performance between vocational- 
technical schools and comprehensive schools that had existed in prior MCAS 
tests. In English Language Arts, 79% of Shawsheen Tech sophomores earned 
passing scores (compared to just 51% the year before) , while results from the 
math test saw a jump to 60% passing (up from 23% the year before) . Shawsheen 
Tech relied on its strong vocational -technical programs to support and 
reinforce academic proficiencies and did not compromise this commitment. 
MCAS Help Sessions began on Saturday mornings beginning in November as part 
of a variety of MCAS help options that have been planned by the school . 
Ninety-one percent of Shawsheen Tech's regular education students passed the 
English test compared to 88% statewide (while posting a 73% success rate in 
math) . Forty-six percent of Shawsheen Tech's special education population 
passed English on the first attempt - a noteworthy accomplishment since 27% 
(nearly twice the state average) of Shawsheen' s Class of 2003 comprises 
students with disabilities. 

Vocational/Technical Programs 

Automotive: The automotive shop at Shawsheen Tech has moved efficiently and 
professionally into the rapidly paced information era. Lesson plans for job 
specific repairs are available to the teacher and the students, who are taught 
to obtain the most current diagnostic and repair data for every car they 
service. To this end, individuals access technical materials published by 
Alldata both on line ( www. alldata . com ) and on DVD format. 

Accessing this information is a formidable task, since industry observers 
estimate that 500,000 pages of information will be added annually to the 
existing 2 . 5 -million-page database. In response to this extraordinary 
proliferation of technical information, a proposal has been made to turn the 
automotive related theory classroom into a computer laboratory that will allow 
the students and staff in the entire Transportation Cluster to access the data 
critical for keeping pace with the industry. This will prepare our students for 
today and will prepare them for the emerging technological advances of the 
future . 

Auto Body: Auto Body now has access to the computer system manuals, explained 
above, and students and staff access the information for car model specific 
information facilitating repair of vehicles. Besides servicing the vehicles 
brought to them, the staff and students refinished poles for the Town of 
Billerica that will be placed on the Town Common. Many other jobs were 
accomplished for the school and surrounding towns, such as repair of the school 
vans, refinishing file cabinets for the school, and painting reflectors for the 
plows . 

Technical Illustration: The digital photography component of the curriculum 
benefited both students and faculty alike. The students gave a presentation of 
their skills at the Tech-Prep convention this year in Falmouth. Students also 
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national competition in Kansas City in Skill USA. Presently the students are 
working on watercolor and ink paintings for a display on the Billerica Town 
Commons. A new teacher was recruited for this department, Ms. Betsy Lang, who 
hails from Nashoba Valley Technical High School and has a background in 
advertising campaigns and layouts. 

Business Information Systems : The department -- under the direction of new Lead 
Teacher, Mr. Paul Smith -- instituted a new program in which students were given 
the opportunity to complete a supervised externship at area town facilities and 
businesses. The program was very successful as students were able to gain real 
and valuable office experience while showcasing their extensive office and 
computer skills. This practical experience was mutually beneficial to the 
students and employers as students gained confidence in their skills and 
employers saw first hand how skilled Shawsheen Tech business students are. Many 
students received co-op positions as a result of the externship. The 
employers/mentors were given an appreciation luncheon at the school at the end 
of the program. New staff member, Mr. Daniel Hirsch, has instituted a marketing 
program, to add to the curriculum, which will be offered as part of an 
"entrepreneur program" to students in the construction and other trades eager to 
receive information on starting their own business in the future. Dan has also 
been visiting other technical schools investigating methods of expanding the 
school store. He has outlined some exciting plans for the future, which include 
hosting a Christmas party for the homeless and a making a Christmas visit to the 
patients at Tewksbury State Hospital and completed community Service Projects 
for VICA. 

Internet: Mr. Alan Warren and Mr. Joseph Guarino, instructors in the Internet 
Technology Shop, successfully completed Phase 3 of the written and technical 
tests given by Cisco Systems. Students continue to benefit from participating 
in the program's three sections of instruction -- Data Base, Internet, and 
Networking. Students successfully completed the examination for Cisco 
certification with the highest grades for high school students in the country. 
A ceremony honoring the students was held in the school auditorium with 
administration sharing in the celebration. 

Culinary Arts: This shop is never idle. Students, under the direction of Lead 
Teacher, Ms. Meg Costello, are constantly busy creating culinary delights in the 
Guest Dining Room, which is open to the public four days a week with preference 
given to residents of the five towns. Four citizen banquets are given each year 
to honor students' accomplishments in both shop and academics. Parents really 
enjoy these events and look on with pride when their children receive awards. A 
luncheon is planned monthly for local veterans organizations; luncheons for 
residents of local nursing homes and senior centers are also scheduled; and 
donations of holiday pies and pastries made to support local food pantries. A 
retail bakery is available to the public. Mr. Gary Levin participates every 
year at the weeklong Culinary Institute of America in New York City continuing 
education program in Baking. His creative breads are the stuff of local legend; 
in fact, he was asked and performed an exhibition on bread making at the famous 
school. Frozen dinners and soups are also available at a discount prices for 
seniors . 

Cosmetology: Currently, a district-based program provides beauty services and 
lunch to senior clients from the sending communities. Mrs. Phyllis Mario and 
the senior students will be visiting senior citizen centers after the holidays 
to treat them to a "Day of Beauty". Mrs. Mario and three seniors from Billerica 
went on the Bernie Hoar Live TV Show to discuss opportunities available in the 
cosmetology program at Shawsheen Tech. In an attempt to reach out to the 
sending communities, Mrs. Mario will accompany the students to Bedford Middle 
School to visit seventh-grade girls, providing them with program information 
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Carpentry: Students are actively involved in a partnership with Habitat for 
Humanity, the Town of Billerica, and Cisco Systems to build a home. As of 
December, the colonial house was enclosed and the students took advantage of the 
great fall weather to complete their work. Students have also participated in 
the redesign of the carpentry shop. A workstation for teachers and expanded 
work area for projects have been completed. The staff was pleased to welcome 
Mr. Skip Ciccarelli as a new member of the talented staff. 

Plumbing: Students installed the plumbing and heating in the Billerica house 
being built for Habitat for Humanity. They also are involved with installation 
of the plumbing for the new field house at Shawsheen and remodeling the 
handicapped bathroom. This year, the shop also completed the installation of a 
compressed air system in Automotive along with the installation of a commercial 
water heater and a system to replace acid wastes in the Health Department. 

Masonry: The masonry department has drawn a significantly increased number of 
new students, most likely in response to the enthusiasm of the masonry 
instructional staff. They created a showcase of masonry skills at this year's 
Open House featuring a garden with a fountain and graceful arbor. They also 
completed several projects at the school including a brick patio utilizing 
14,000 brick pavers and a 2,500 concrete block field house. In the community 
they helped renovate existing facilities in the barns and corals at Tewksbury 
State Hospital to house horses that were donated to the therapy program for 
mentally retarded children. 

Electrical: The shop is being redesigned to allow more stations for students. 
The students are installing the electrical outlets and fiber optic lines in the 
Billerica Habitat for Humanity house project. The department welcomed a new 
staff member, Mr. John Bagni , who comes from a family of electricians and who 
will be assigned the freshmen exploratory program. 

Air Conditioning And Heating Department: The staff and students have completed 
several major projects at Shawsheen resulting in a major saving to the school of 
about $10,000. The first major project involved an air purification system in 
the Metal Fabrication Shop that was completed before Christmas. The second 
project involved the installation of an air purification system in the new 
science laboratories. It was impressive to watch the students take on these 
extensive projects and do such an outstanding job. 

Drafting: The curriculum was modified to include solid modeling. A 300-seat 
site software license, valued over one million dollars, was donated to the 
school by Pro Desk Top. This allows our instructors and students to design on 
state-of-the-art equipment not usually available to high schools. Nine new 
computers were added to the shop, increasing the number of computer stations to 
29. Students also designed the prints for the new storage building on campus as 
well as for the new field house. Students and staff from Drafting collaborated 
with students and staff from Masonry to develop a concept model for the Open 
House garden/fountain/arbor project. New plans were also drawn up and submitted 
for a shop modernization plan for 2002 . 

Metal Fabrication: Major renovations to the shop were completed this year. A 
new ventilation system was installed and the ceiling was cleaned and painted 
during Christmas Break. Instructors Mr. John Fusco and Mr. Dennis Solomon 
passed the test given by NATEF and became nationally certified in their areas of 
expertise . 

Electronics: A new teacher, Mr. John Lang, has been added to the staff to 
replace Mr. George Vetter who retired last year. John is A+ certified and 
brings a wealth of experience to the shop. Mr. Lang wor.ked for years at 
Raytheon and hails from Northeast Regional Technical High School. The shop 
recently obtained Surface Mount Equipment and new Multisystem software for 
schematic capture and analog/digital simulation. The staff is beginning to 
integrate the essentials of computer repair into the curriculum, and a member of 
the instructional staff is in the process of receiving IPC soldering 

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certification this year. The staff and students also put their talents to work 
at Christmas by building electronic robot scooters and musical Christmas trees 
for the homeless shelter in Tewksbury. 

Certificate Of Occupational Competency (COP): All of the Vocational Technical 
Teachers are involved with bringing their curriculum up-to-date with state 
standards. Each shop is scheduled for a curriculum- status meeting with the 
Program Director to review competencies and related shop curricula. Many of the 
staff are on state committees to write the standards for their areas. COP tests 
that have been completed and approved so far by the state are in Automotive, 
Cosmetology and Culinary Arts. The Nurse Assistant COP state Committee under 
the chairmanship of Ms. Barbara Ahern is complete and will be reviewed by 
industry in January of 2002. 

Conclusion and Acknowledgement 

The Shawsheen Valley Technical High School District School Committee, staff, and 
students gratefully appreciate the support it receives from the residents of the 
five member communities. The Shawsheen family especially thanks the local Town 
Managers, Finance Committees, and Town Meetings for their continued financial 
support, ensuring the highest quality in vocational technical training 
opportunities for area youth. 




COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Planning & Conservation Department 

The department provides a high level of service to the community in the areas of 
planning, conservation, housing, transportation and other community development 
activities. The department provides staff support to the Planning Board, 
Conservation Commission, Housing Partnership, Open Space and Recreation Plan 
Committee, Master Plan Committee and Wilmington Regional Bicycle Route Advisory 
Committee. The Planning Board is responsible for administration of the 
Subdivision Control Act and Site Plan Review, recommendations on zoning 
amendments and specific planning studies. The Conservation Commission is 
responsible for wetlands protection in accordance with the State Wetlands 
Protection Act. The goal of the Housing Partnership is to provide affordable 
housing for Wilmington residents through local initiatives and partnerships with 
private developers . The activities of each board are described in more detail 
below . 



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Departmental goals are: 

1. To provide technical assistance to the Planning Board in its review of 
subdivision and site plans. 

2. To provide technical assistance to the Conservation Commission in 
administration and enforcement of the State Wetlands Protection Act. 

3 . To provide coordinated review of development plans through the Community 
Development Technical Review team. 

4. To provide assistance and information to residents. 

5. To pursue implementation and promote consideration of the Master Plan. 

6. To emphasize communication and strong public relations on Master Plan 
issues . 

7. To undertake other strategic planning efforts, as applicable. 

8. To revise the zoning by-laws and zoning map to enhance the character of 
the town, consistent with the master planning effort. 

9. To revise the subdivision rules and regulations to improve the development 
review process and the quality of development, consistent with the Master 
Plan. 

10. To encourage the donation of land for conservation purposes. 

11. To promote environmental awareness and education. 

12. To provide technical assistance to the Housing Partnership, including 
initiation and implementation of affordable housing efforts, monitoring of 
on-going developments and review of projects sponsored by developers. 

13. To develop and implement community development programs, including the 
Community Development Block Grant Program. 

14. To represent the Town of Wilmington on planning issues at various state 
and regional forums . 

The Director of Planning & Conservation Director is Lynn Goonin Duncan. She 
staffs the Planning Board and Master Plan Committee, and chairs the Community 
Development Technical Review Team. The Director also serves as the 
representative to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) , the Metropolitan 
Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) , 
acting as the liaison between the town and the state on transportation and 
planning issues . 

John Keeley serves as Assistant Director of Planning and Conservation and 
provides technical assistance to the Conservation Commission and the department. 
Senior Clerks Linda Reed and Joann Roberto provide secretarial support . The 
department welcomed Michael Vivaldi, Assistant Planner, to the department in 
November . 

Community Development Program 

The town began expenditure in March 2001 of its FY-2000 CDBG grant in the amount 
of $598,840 for a town-wide housing rehabilitation program. For the second 
consecutive year, funds will be available to assist income-eligible residents 
for home improvements, such as electrical work, new furnaces, roof repairs, 
structural work, and plumbing. The program had completed or nearly completed 
twelve CDBG-funded housing rehab projects through December 31, 2001. The 
program goal is to upgrade 23 homes, including two homes that will be renovated 
using program income from repayment of previous deferred payment loans. 



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It is the town's intent to prepare and submit a grant application in late 
summer/fall of 2002 to continue the housing rehabilitation program. The 
Community Development Program Office is encouraging all interested residents to 
contact the office and place their name on a waiting list for these funds. 

Since 1991 the town has been awarded almost $3.2 million dollars in CDBG 
funding, a significant achievement given the extremely competitive nature of the 
grant and the economic health of the community. 

The Community Development Program Office also administers the first-time 
homebuyer program funded through the North Shore HOME Consortium. Approximately 
$37,000 in federal funding is available annually to the Town of Wilmington. 
This is the fifth year of town participation with over $157,000 in funding 
allocated to the town during this time period. To date the funds have been 
utilized for a first-time homebuyer assistance program and a housing 
rehabilitation program. Through the first-time homebuyer assistance program, 
three families have been able to purchase their first home. The housing 
rehabilitation program has enabled three low income/moderate income households 
to renovate their homes. One of these units was funded though a special grant 
of $25,000 in HOME funds. Program staff was successful in obtaining these funds 
in competition with 27 other communities in the HOME Consortium. The program 
staff will renovate an additional low/moderate income household in early 2002. 
The Community Development Program Director prepared another grant application 
for $50,000 of additional HOME program funds offered through the North Shore 
HOME Consortium. 

Program staff, who are available to assist with information or questions, are: 
James Chaput , Community Development Program Director and Paula Barry, 
Clerk/Bookkeeper. The office is located in Town Hall. 

Special Projects: 

Conservation Subdivision Design By-law 

The Master Plan Committee in coordination with the Planning Board developed a 
conservation subdivision design by-law that was adopted at the 2001 Annual Town 
Meeting. The purpose of the by-law is to allow for greater flexibility and 
creativity in the design of residential developments; to encourage the permanent 
protection of open space, forest, wildlife habitat, and historical resources; to 
protect wetlands, the Ipswich River and other waterbodies; and to facilitate the 
construction and maintenance of housing, streets, utilities and public services 
in a more economical and efficient manner. 

Subdivisions developed utilizing this by-law will protect a minimum of 35% of 
the parcel as open space with the same number of dwellings that would have been 
allowed under a conventional subdivision. 

This by-law is an innovative mechanism that allows development while protecting 
the town's valuable resources and providing permanent protection of open space. 

To date, the Planning & Conservation Department has been working with two 
developers on conservation subdivision design plans. 

Master Plan 

Through the department of Planning & Conservation, the Town of Wilmington 
completed the Master Plan in the fall 2001 with the professional assistance of 
Planners Collaborative, a consulting firm with significant experience in master 
planning. The Master Plan Committee held public meetings throughout the course 
of the project, including three well -attended public workshops. The Committee 



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developed goals and objectives and a vision for the town with extensive public 
participation, including a town visioning workshop, river tour, and utilization 
of the Open Space Survey completed by 1,479 residents. In order of priority the 
six goals are : 

1. Protect and preserve open space and natural resources. 

2. Protect water resources, including wetlands, watersheds, and local 
networks of streams, brooks and rivers. 

3 . Promote the development of strong town activity centers while maintaining 
a small-town feel. 

4. Use innovative mechanisms to increase the stock of affordable housing in 
town while accommodating community concerns and preserving town character. 

5. Encourage appropriate and desirable economic development by promoting mix 
of compatible land uses. 

6. Promote internal vehicular circulation and pedestrian mobility. 

Scott Garrant, Selectman, and Kevin Brander, Planning Board Chair, serve as Co- 
Chair, and Kenneth Lifton is Vice-Chair. 

Planning for Growth Project 

The project is being implemented in conjunction with the Planning for Growth 
project funded through the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) . It 
is a joint planning effort with the Towns of Reading, North Reading, Burlington 
and the Ipswich River Watershed Association. The project is addressing growth 
planning and watershed management on a regional basis. Recommendations include: 

• Hire a subregional Conservation Coordinator, jointly funded by the four 
towns to conduct public education and technical assistance regarding water 
conservation . 

• Purchase water from outside the basin in order to reduce summertime 
groundwater withdrawals. 

• Develop a four-town list of priority open space parcels for protection, 
based on subregional criteria. 

• Establish a subregional non-profit land trust to facilitate open space 
purchases and to receive donated land. 

• Adopt or revise open space residential development by-laws. 

The steering committee, comprised of the four town planners, the Ipswich River 
Watershed Association, the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, and the 
Metropolitan Area Planning Council, has been providing project direction 
throughout the course of the project. It is scheduled to be completed by June 
2002 . 

Planning Board 

The responsibilities of the Planning Board include review of subdivision and 
"Approval Not Required" plans; review of commercial and industrial site plans; 
recommendations to the Board of Appeals on variances and special permits; 
strategic and comprehensive planning; zoning amendments; and implementation of 
the Master Plan. 

The Planning Board members are appointed by the Town Manager for five-year 
terms. Planning Board members are Kevin Brander - Chair, Michael 
Sorrentino - Clerk, Randi Holland, David Shedd, and Ann Yurek . Both Scott 
Garrant and James Diorio resigned this year; Scott to become a member of the 
Board of Selectmen. The department appreciates their years of dedicated service 
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Subdivision Control 



Residential subdivision activity slowed down dramatically with the approval of 
only two new residential lots. 

Under the authority vested in the Planning Board of the Town of Wilmington by 
M.G.L. Chapter 41, Section 81-Q, the Board reviewed the following subdivision 
plans and took the following actions: 



Subdivision 

Randolph Road 
Amendment to Wilmington 

Technology Park* 
Amendment to Cherokee 

Estates II* 
Allen Road Preliminary 
Kylie Estates Preliminary 
Radcliff Road Preliminary 



# Lots 



13 
18 
2 



Action 

Approved w/conditions 

Approved w/conditions 

Approved w/conditions 

Denied 

Withdrawn 

Withdrawn 



*No new lots 

Subdivisions under construction during the course of the year included Andover 
Heights, White Pines Crossing, Foley Farm Estates II, West Jamaica Avenue, 
Fenway Street, Wirth Avenue, Marion Estates IV, Randolph Road, and Cleveland 
Avenue . 

Streets accepted at the 2001 Annual Town Meeting were Meadow Brook Road, 
Isabella Way, Baker Street, Marion Street III, Molloy Road and Moore Street. 

Of the thirty-four (34) "Approval Not Required" (AMR) plans that were submitted, 
the Planning Board determined that twenty-nine (29) plans did not require 
approval under the Subdivision Control Law and were endorsed; one plan was 
denied; three (3) plans were withdrawn; and one is pending. 

(DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY 1996 - 2001) 



60 
50 
40 
30 
20 
10 





□ # Subdivision lots 
@ANR Plans 

□ Site Plan Reviews 



2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 



site Plan Review 



The number of site plan review applications for commercial and industrial 
projects decreased 30% from 2000. Of the 21 applications, the Planning Board 
approved 12 with conditions; 1 was denied; 2 were withdrawn and 6 are pending. 
Zoning 

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40A, the Planning Board held required 
statutory public hearings on proposed amendments to the Zoning By-law and Map 
and submitted formal reports and recommendations to Town Meeting voters. Those 
recommendations are made part of the report of the Town Meetings included in 
this annual report. 

Conservation Commission 

The Commission reviewed 44 Notice of Intent applications this year. There were 
254 public hearings/meetings held to review these applications and those carried 
over from 2 00 . 

The primary responsibility of the Conservation Commission continues to be the 
administration and enforcement of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act 
(M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40) and its regulations (310 CMR 10.00), which 
regulate all activity within any wetland resource area and some activities 
within the 100-foot buffer zone of wetlands. Wetland resource areas include 
bordering vegetated wetlands (swamps, marshes, etc.), stream banks, land under 
water bodies, land subject to flooding (floodplain) , and the riverfront area. 

Conservation Commissioners are appointed to three-year terms by the Town 
Manager. Citizens serving on the Commission in 2001 were: James Morris - Chair, 
Judith Waterhouse - Vice Chair, Richard Patterson, Lisa Brothers, Jolene Lewis, 
Mark Brazell and Beverly Shea. Derek Fullerton resigned this year after three 
years of dedicated service to the town. 

Any questions about wetlands, laws and regulations, or filing procedures can be 
directed to John Keeley, Assistant Director of Planning & Conservation. 

Statistical Data 



Filing Fees Collected $10,279.00 

Notices of Intent Filed 44 

Requests for Determinations of Applicability 68 

Public Hearings/Meetings Held (including continuances) 254 

Extension Permits Issued/Denied 8/0 

Enforcement Orders Issued 5 

Violation Notices Issued 6 

Certificates of Compliance Issued/Denied 39/5 

Decisions Appealed/Withdrawn 4/0 

Order of Conditions Issued/Denied/Pending 51/4/8 

Emergency Certifications Issued 19 

Request for Insignificant Change Approved/Denied 7/1 

Negative Determination 78 

Positive Determination/Withdrawn/Pending 2/1/0 

Request for Amendments/Issued/Withdrawn 2/2/1 



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Housing Partnership 

The Housing Partnership developed a Request for Proposals for development of a 
single-family affordable home on Lee/Cary Street in conformance with all zoning 
requirements, and consistent with approval of a previous Annual Town Meeting. 
Habitat for Humanity was selected as the developer. Unfortunately, the 2 001 
Town Meeting voted to designate the parcel as conservation land, ending the 
opportunity of using this parcel for affordable housing for a Wilmington 
resident . 

The Housing Partnership focused on recruiting new membership in the fall of 2001 
and establishing goals and objectives for the future. The Partnership has 
participated in developing the housing component of the Wilmington Master Plan. 

Housing Partnership members are Chair Raymond Forest, Vice -Chair Charles Boyle, 
Gregory Erickson, Alfred Meegan, Jr., Daniel Paret, and Lester White. New member 
Cynthia McCue was added in November 2001. The Partnership meets the second 
Wednesday of the month and welcomes interested residents to attend. 

Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee 

In 2001 the Wilmington Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee continued 
working on updating the town's Open Space and Recreation Plan. The Open Space 
and Recreation Plan includes sections on community setting, environmental 
inventory and analysis, inventory of lands of conservation and recreation 
interest, an analysis of needs, goals and objectives and a five year action 
plan. Results of the survey done in 1999, which indicated strong community 
support for open space acquisition, were incorporated into the plan. By year's 
end the Open Space and Recreation Plan was nearly complete, and the Committee 
intends to present the plan at the 2002 Annual Town Meeting. 

The committee is comprised of citizens and town officials appointed by the Town 
Manager who share a desire to protect open space and to provide recreational 
opportunities for the town's residents. 

The Open Space and 
Recreation Plan is 
important for several 
reasons. It is an 
invaluable planning tool 
in itself, particularly as 
development pressures 
rapidly reduce open space 
in town. Additionally, a 
current Open Space and 
Recreation Plan is a 
requirement for 
eligibility for certain 
state- funded grants for 
land acquisition. The 
state's Division of 
Conservation Services, 
which must approve the 
plan, requires that it be 
updated every five years 
for purposes of grant 
eligibility. 




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Metropolitan Area Planeieg Coimcil 



The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency- 
representing 101 cities and towns in the metropolitan Boston area. Created by 
an act of the Legislature in 1963, it serves as a forum for state and local 
officials to address issues of regional importance. As one of 14 members of the 
Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) , MAPC has oversight 
responsibility for the region's federally funded transportation program. 
Council membership consists of community representatives, gubernatorial 
appointees and city and state agencies who collaborate in the development of 
comprehensive plans and recommendations in areas of population and employment, 
transportation, economic development, housing, regional growth and the 
environment. The 25 member elected Executive Committee meets 11 times a year. 
The full Council meets three times a year. Meetings are held at various 
localities throughout the region. 

MAPC works with its 101 cities and towns through eight subregional 
organizations. Each subregion has members appointed by the chief elected 
officials and planning boards of the member communities and is coordinated by an 
MAPC staff planner. The MAPC subregions meet on a regular basis to discuss and 
work on issues of interlocal concern. Burlington, Lynnfield, North Reading, 
Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington, Winchester, and Woburn are members of 
the North Suburban Planning Council (NSPC) , one of eight subregional 
organizations of MAPC. The community representatives of the NSPC subregion 
consist primarily of town planners and planning board members. 

This year, the North Suburban Planning Council: 

• Met with MAPC staff to learn about plans to update MetroPlan and to review 
its policies for their relevance today. 

• Met with the MAPC economic development planner to provide input into the 
new Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. 

• Over the course of several months, NSPC reviewed legislation that would 
affect the Comprehensive Permit laws (Chapter 40B) and held a well- 
attended legislative meeting at which area legislators, NSPC community 
representatives and state agency representatives discussed a variety of 
legislative and regulatory approaches to improving Chapter 40B. 

• Received regular updates on the status of Executive Order 418 and how they 
can access the funding. 

• Participated in the review of the regional transportation plan, the 
Unified Planning Work Program and the Transportation Improvement Program. 

• Attended a presentation on the Program for Mass Transportation, the MBTA's 
long-range capital plan. 

• Worked with a graduate student intern with FEMA on reviewing land use 
regulations that impact stormwater management in the Upper Mystic River 
watershed . 

• Developed a format and content for the NSPC presence on the MAPC website. 
A major component of this website will be an interactive map that will 
provide an overview of projects in the subregion with links to other 
websites specific to those projects. A prototype of this map has been 
developed by the MAPC CIS lab. 

MAPC has been involved in a variety of activities that affect communities within 
the region. 



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Census 2 000 



Throughout this year, the federal government released Census 2000 data. MAPC 
staff has been busy analyzing the data to identify growth trends and 
disseminating information to legislators, municipalities, public and private 
agencies, and the general public. To this end, MAPC drafted two important 
documents. Decade of Change highlights key regional growth trends that occurred 
during the 1990s. Community Profiles, a partnering document to Decade of 
Change, is a compilation of demographic, socioeconomic and land use data for the 
101 cities and towns in the MAPC region. The profiles present a portrait of 
each community through the presentation of key growth indicators, which are 
documented over time to pinpoint specific trends. 

Buildout Analyses Projects 

MAPC completed the two-year process of producing buildout analyses for 
communities throughout the region. MAPC and Executive Office of Environmental 
Affairs (EOEA) staff introduced information about the Community Preservation Act 
and buildout analyses results during presentations to Mayors, City Councils, 
Boards of Selectmen, and interested citizens. EOEA funded the effort and 
contracted with MAPC to complete buildout analyses for every city and town in 
the metropolitan region. The purpose of the study was to create an approximate 
"vision" of the potential future growth permitted and encourage discussion of 
growth management options. Buildout analysis results have been the basis for 
zoning changes in a number of communities, and have provided critical 
information for water resource planning at the local and regional level. These 
analyses will form the basis for planning work under Executive Order 418 and 
other comprehensive planning efforts. 

Community Development Plan Program 

The Community Development Plan Program stems from the passage of Executive Order 
418, an initiative issued by former Governor Paul Celluci in January 2000. By 
making all cities and towns eligible for $30,000 in planning services to assist 
in the preparation of a Community Development Plan, the initiative is designed 
to provide guidance as communities consider options for future development . The 
plans should focus on developing affordable housing while balancing the need for 
economic development, transportation and infrastructure improvements, and 
cultural resource and open space preservation. The program is managed at the 
state level by an Inter-Agency Working Group (lAWG) consisting of the Department 
of Housing and Community Development, the Executive Office of Environmental 
Affairs, the Executive Office of Transportation and Construction, and the 
Department of Economic Development. Within its planning area, MAPC is 
administering the program and working with communities to develop a Scope of 
Services. Communities may also choose MAPC to perform many of the planning 
services necessary to complete a Community Development Plan. 

Middlesex Canal Commissioe 

The Middlesex Canal Commission has had a very busy year. The Middlesex Canal 
Museum and Visitor Center was officially opened in the Faulkner Mills building 
at 71 Faulkner Street, Billerica. It is opened on weekends from April to 
October from noon to 4:00 p.m. Representative Miceli's arrangement of a 
$100,000 line item through the DEM budget plus numerous grants from Billerica 
sources allowed us to install heating, plumbing, kitchen, etc., turning a 
dilapidated mill space into a museum of which all nine towns, through which the 
canal runs, can be proud. While located in Billerica at the Concord Mill Pond, 
which was the primary source of water for the entire canal, it belongs to 
Wilmington too. 



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In May, members of the Commission visited with Mr. Fred Yalouris, Director of 
Architecture and Urban Design of the "Big Dig," to emphasize the importance of 
the canal to Boston's early development. We have presented two possibilities of 
recognition to their department to be used in the green space over the tunnel 
artery - signage and works of art - for their consideration. 

The Commission continues to be disappointed in the slow pace of the 
Massachusetts Highway and Turnpike Authority to release ISTEA/TEA21 money to 
begin our restoration of extant portions of the canal. Numerous letters and 
meetings with NMCOG have produced positive promises but no real progress. This 
two-year stalemate has been heartbreaking. 

The Middlesex Canal Association has been active too. Two lectures open to the 
public were featured. Tom Raphael, President of the Middlesex Canal Commission, 
presented an update on the progress of the Commission; and Bill Gerber lectured 
on the Middlesex Canal north of Lowell. Few people realize that the canal 
extended to Concord, New Hampshire via 11 separate short canals. These short 
lengths of canal bypass rocky outcroppings and lifted the boats some 140 feet to 
Concord, New Hampshire. Bill Mower of Merrimack, New Hampshire is currently 
pushing for the same legislative protection in New Hampshire that we have here. 
He presented the Museum with an original stern oar which served as a rudder, two 
poles used for pushing the boats along and chain which was used at the locks. 

In August, the Lowell National Park Service joined with us to produce "Canal 
Days," a joint venture which featured Lowell on Saturday and the Museum and 
Visitor Center on Sunday. We provided lectures, a box lunch, canoe rides etc. 
A good time was had by all. 

In the annual Spring Walk, Woburn was featured. The Fall Walk took the canal 
enthusiasts to Winchester and Medford through the Mystic Lake areas. Everyone 
seems to enjoy the outings - good exercise and a history lesson. 

On a sad note, we lost a former President, Burt VerPlanck. He worked tirelessly 
to produce our official guide, "Middlesex Canal Guide and Maps," showing where 
the canal is located in each town and how to access it. 

Betty M. Bigwood was pleased to be asked to speak to the Friends of the Library. 
Their gracious monetary gift to the Middlesex Canal Association was appreciated. 

We are always looking for new members, especially those who can volunteer time 
to act as docents for the new Museum. Please visit us at our web site: 
middlesexcanal . org 



Inspector of Buildin 




The office of the Inspector of Buildings is responsible for enforcing the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts building, plumbing, gas and wiring codes, the Town 
of Wilmington Zoning By-law, and for maintaining all related records. In 
addition, this office handles all administrative tasks for the Board of Appeals. 

The Inspector of Buildings is Daniel Paret; the Plumbing and Gas Inspector is 
William Harrison; the Wiring Inspector is Frederick Sutter. Joan Goulet, Toni 
LaRivee and Wendy Martiniello make up the clerical staff, which is shared with the 
Board of Health. 

It is our goal to help people understand the regulations enforced by the Inspector 
of Buildings, how best to comply with those regulations, and to provide assistance 
to residents and others who have questions about homes and property in the town. 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and see us. 



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1999 




2000 




2001 


RESIDENTIAL 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


No. 


Valuation 


Single Family Dwellings 


69 


6,272,773 


56 


5, 254, 000 


58 


6, 171, 400 


Additions 


144 


4, 041, 126 


138 


4, 638, 795 


117 


4 , 270 , 523 


Remodeling 


114 


834, 949 


121 


1, 315, 424 


121 


1, 634 ,267 


Utility Buildings 


13 


68, 383 


20 


116, 062 


10 


179, 000 


Pools 


54 


297 , 841 


47 


254, 064 


59 


520, 778 


Miscellaneous 


70 


557, 847 


62 


468, 512 


64 


379, 674 




464 


$12 , 072 , 919 


444 


$12, 046, 857 


429 


$13, 155, 642 



COMMERCIAL 



New Buildings 
Public Buildings 
Additions 
Fitups 

Utility Buildings 
Signs 

Miscellaneous 



TOTAL 



2 228,000 

2 28,819,437 

5 608,000 
63 9,998,726 

6 284,000 
20 59,338 
12 1, 083 , 699 

110 $41,081,200 

574 $53 , 154 , 119 



6 22,850,000 



10 2,561,500 

51 11,358,525 

3 78,453 

22 60,225 

15 356, 371 

107 $37,265,074 

551 $49,311,931 



14 33,354,314 


2 26,500 

53 13,149,495 

1 500 
25 63,734 
19 792 , 877 

114 $47,387,420 

543 $60,543,062 



REPORT OF FEES RECEIVED AND 
SUBMITTED TO TREASURER 



Building Permits 


574 


129, 021 


25 


551 


236,230 . 


50 


543 


311, 245 


00 


Wiring Permits 


647 


33 , 352 


50 


677 


52 , 280 . 


50 


756 


48,235 


50 


Gas Permits 


237 


7 , 077 


00 


216 


6, 165 . 


00 


258 


8,271 


00 


Plumbing Permits 


304 


12 , 315 


00 


296 


14, 690 . 


00 


350 


17, 515 


00 


Cert . of Inspection 


37 


1,586 


00 


32 


1,426 . 


00 


32 


1, 290 


00 


Copies 




167 


80 




349 . 


80 




193 


60 


Court 




12 


00 
















Industrial Elec. Permits 


55 


8, 250 


00 


52 


7,500 . 


00 


56 


8 ,400 


00 




1, 854 


$191, 781 


55 


1, 824 


$318, 641 . 


80 


1, 995 


$395, 150 


10 



Case 1-2001 100 West St. Wilmington Ltd. Partnership Map 71 Parcels 3,4 & 5 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.1.10 to conduct scientific and 
product development as an accessory use in a proposed office building at 100 
West Street and abutting parcels. 

Granted - no hazardous waste will be stored and no genetic research will be 

done . 



Case 2-2001100 West St. Wilmington Ltd. Partnership Map 71 Parcels 3,4 & 5 

To acquire a variance from §5.2.5 to construct an office building within the 
required side and rear yard setback at 100 West Street and abutting parcels. 

Denied - no demonstrated hardship. 



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Case 3-2001 



Fred Shaw, c/o Daniel Brown 



Map 86 Parcels 17 & 17A 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for 
property located on Lot 7, 462-464 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of §5.3.4. 



Case 4-2001 Fred Shaw, c/o Daniel Brown Map 86 Parcels 17 & 17A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for 
property located on Lot 6, 462-464 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of §5.3.4. 



Case 5-2001 Fred Shaw, c/o Daniel Brown Map 86 Parcels 17 & 17A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for 
property located on Lot 5, 462-464 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of §5.3.4. 



Case 6-2001 Fred Shaw, c/o Daniel Brown Map 86 Parcels 17 & 17A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for 
property located on Lot 4, 462-464 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of §5.3.4 



Case 7-2001 Fred Shaw, c/o Daniel Brown Map 86 Parcels 17 & 17A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for 
property located on Lot 3, 462-464 Middlesex Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of §5.3.4 



Case 8-2001 100 West St Wilmington Ltd. Partnership Map 71 Parcels 3,4 & 5 

To acquire a variance from §5.2.6.1 relative to a required residential landscape 
buffer, to waive the requirements of §5.2.6.1 and further to install an 
emergency access driveway in the residential landscape buffer at 100 West Street 
and abutting parcels . 

Denied - no demonstrated hardship. 



Case 9-2001 Benevento Family Partnership c/o Robert Peterson Map Rl Parcel 28 

To extend a nonconforming use under §6.1.2.2 to construct an additional asphalt 
plant on the above referenced premises at property located on 900 Salem Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



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Case 10-2001 Marjorie Castellano c/o Robert Peterson Map 33 Parcels 5 & 6 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 authorizing a hammerhead 
lot for property at 28 Aldrich Road. 

Granted - meets the criteria of §5.3.4 



Case 11-2001 Silverio Ferreira, Jr., c/o Robert Peterson Map 57 Parcel 11 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 
for an in-ground pool to be 8 feet from the front yard lot line on Hilltop 
Avenue when 30 feet is required for property on 18 Suncrest Avenue. 

Granted - no closer than 10 feet from the front yard lot line on Hilltop Ave. 



Case 12-2001 Henry Diorio Map 27 Parcel 3 

To appeal the decision of the Inspector of Buildings regarding his 
interpretation of §5.3.2, Pre-existing Lots of the current Wilmington Zoning By- 
law and §10, Area Regulations of the 1934 Zoning By-law, as it pertains to 
property on Factory Road. 

Withdravm - without prejudice. 



Case 13-2001 Car Mart Subaru Map 43 Parcel 4 

To amend an existing Special Permit to allow an additional building on site, a 
new car dealership building for property at 275 Main Street. 

Granted - shall terminate in the event that the design and/or location of the 

access drives deviate in any way from the Site Plan approved by the 
Planning Board. 



Case 14-2001 Donna J. Wayman c/o Robert Peterson Map 36 Parcel 207 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2.7 to construct an Accessory 
Apartment on property at 2 Flagstaff Road. 

Granted - meets criteria of §4.2.7, 



Case 15-2001 Christopher J. & Cheryl E. Nee Map 50 Parcels 80,81B 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.2 
for a lot having insufficient paved frontage for a single family dwelling on 12 
Ogunquit Road. 

Granted - all but 46' is paved under Subdivision Control. 



Case 16-2001 4th of July Committee Map 63 Parcel 10 

To acquire a Special Permit to hold a carnival during the week of "Fun on the 
4th," June 29 through July 4, 2001 at the High School on 159 Church Street. 

Granted 



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Case 17-2001 James J. & Aletha M. Randall Map 7 Parcel 25 

To construct a single family dwelling on land not shown or made part of the 
Official Map of the Town of Wilmington for property located on 14 Randolph Road. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 18-2001 James J. & Aletha M. Randall Map 7 Parcel 25 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot on 14 
Randolph Road. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 19-2001 Margaret Smith Map 90 Parcel 112 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 for an addition that 
will not increase any portion of the nonconforming nature of the existing 
structure for property at 4 Catherine Avenue. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 20-2001 George R. & Vita Marie Graham Map 55 Parcel 74A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.3.2 & 4.2 for an Accessory 
Apartment for property on 4 Reading Avenue. 

Granted - meets criteria of §3.3.2 and §4.2. 



Case 21-2001 TCM Realty Trust c/o Daniel Brown Map 74 Parcel 2N 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for 
property located on Lot 4 Foley Farm Road. 

Granted - meets criteria of §5.3.4. 



Case 22-2001 TCM Realty Trust c/o Daniel Brown Map 74 Parcel 2M 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for 
property located on Lot 3 Foley Farm Road. 

Granted - meets criteria of §5.3.4. 



Case 23-2001 TCM Realty Trust c/o Daniel Brown Map 74 Parcel 2K 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for 
property located on Lot 1 Foley Farm Road. 

Granted - meets criteria of §5.3.4. 



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Case 24-2001 



TCM Realty Trust c/o Daniel Brown 



Map 74 Parcel 2R 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for 
property located on Lot 6 Foley Farm Road. 



Granted 



meets criteria of §5.3.4 



Case 25-2001 



Craig Roberts c/o Daniel Brown 



Map 45 Parcel 141 



To modify Board of Appeals Case #49-61 and Case #40-93 which together authorize 
four existing apartments to remain at property located at 106-112 Main Street so 
that hereinafter said property shall provide only two apartments, one being 
located on the first floor and one on the second floor. 



Granted 



in harmony with the general intent and purpose of the by-law. 



Case 26-2001 



Farouk Khan c/o John Harvey 



Map 16 Parcel 22A 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on Tobin Drive. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 27-2001 



Joseph & Michelle Ardizzoni, Jr. 



Map 9 Parcel 81 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a deck to be 19 feet from the side yard lot line when 25 feet is required 
for property located at 5 Buckingham Street . 



Granted 



no closer than 19 feet from the side yard lot line. 



Case 28-2001 



Martin W. Healy c/o Robert Peterson Map 17 Parcel 61 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for an aboveground swimming pool to be 7 feet from the side yard lot line when 
15 feet is required for property on 10 Dell Drive. 



Granted 



no closer than 10 feet from the side and 10 feet from the rear lot 
lines . 



Case 29-2001 



Joseph Medeiros 



Map 17 Parcel 2E 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 15 Marion Street. 



Granted - 



in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1, 



Case 30-2001 



Sandra & William Lunt 



Map 103 Parcel 20 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property at 3 5 Woburn Street. 



Granted 



in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



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Case 31-2001 



Francis X. 



Haubner 



Map 101 Parcel 664 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a garage to be 18 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is required 
for property located on 24 Lucaya Circle. 

Granted - no closer than 18 feet from the side yard lot line. 



Case 32-2001 Michelle Ballou Map 52 Parcel 21 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 

structure at property located on 9 Adams Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 33-2001 Michelle Ballou Map 52 Parcel 21 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 - Accessory Apartment at 
property located on 9 Adams Street. 

Granted - meets criteria of §4.2. 



Case 34-2001 Walter & Ellen Babcock c/o Daniel Brown Map 35 Parcel 214 

To acquire a variance authorizing an existing aboveground pool and utility shed 
to remain as situated within a reserve rear and side yard setback for property 
located at 27 Ohio Street. 

Granted - for the life of the pool and shed. 



Case 35-2001 Karen A. Strazzere Map 28 Parcel 3A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 for an Accessory Apartment 
addition at property located on 67 Butters Row. 

Granted - meets the criteria of §4.2. 



Case 36-2001 Robert Andersen c/o John Harvey Map 52 Parcel 59A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property located on 14 School Street . 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 37-2001 Withdrawn prior to public notification. 



Case 38-2001 Withdrawn prior to public notification. 



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Case 39-2001 Timothy Panunzio c/o Robert Peterson Map 51 Parcels 62 & 62B 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 5 State Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 40-2001 Matthew & Annmarie Robinson c/o John Hunt Map 62 Parcel 24 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property located on 118 Federal Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 41-2001 Sprint Spectrum LP Map 56 Parcel 122 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.8 to co-locate on an existing 
tower located at 65 Industrial Way. 

Granted - meets the criteria of §6.8. 



Case 42-2001 Michael & Pamela Leighton Map 36 Parcel 13A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 22 Fairmeadow Road. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 43-2001 John Maga Map 30 Parcel 47 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 24 Burt Road. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 44-2001 Roberto Desa c/o Stephen Lawrenson Map 6 Parcel 105 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 269 Burlington Avenue. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 45-2001 Antonio Grille c/o David Newhouse, Jr. Map 34 Parcel 75 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 147 Grove Avenue. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



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Case 46-2001 David DeRose Map 79 Parcel 16A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 12 Pinewood Road. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 47-2001 David Blanco Map 27 Parcel 5 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 34 Butters Row. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 48-2001 Michael & Lisa Smart Map 44 Parcel 141 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 

structure at property located on 11 Brattle Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 49-2001 Timothy & Barbara Madden Map 84 Parcel 13 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 13 Royal Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 50-2001 Gary DePalma Map 7 Parcel 85 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 1 Taft Road. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 51-2001 Lisa & John Roche Map 35 Parcel 207 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 

structure at property on 16 Ohio Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 52-2001 Focaccia' s Restaurant c/o Daniel Brown Map 41 Parcel 137A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §8.5 and 3.5.5 authorizing a 
General Service Restaurant/Function Hall in a General Business District at 

property located at 2 Lowell Street. 

Granted - subject to conditions of Site Plan Review. 



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Case 53-2001 



John Carroll 



Map 34 Parcel 15 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 98 Park Avenue. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 54-2001 Scott Waite Map 54 Parcel 45 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure at property on 19 Rhodes Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 55-2001 Stephen Pavlowich Map 044 Parcel 048 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for an aboveground pool to be 11 feet from the side yard lot line when 15 feet 
is required for property located on 16 Brand Avenue. 

Granted - no closer than 11 feet from the side lot line, for the life of the 

pool . 



Case 56-2001 Ken & Diane DelRossi Map 58 Parcel 315 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (existing dwelling is situated within the side yard setback, 29 feet 
when 40 feet is required) for property located on 18 Crystal Road. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 57A-2001 Kenneth & Michele Peffer Map 45 Parcel 10 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (existing dwelling is situated within the front and side yard 
setbacks) . 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 57B-2001 Kenneth & Michele Peffer Map 45 Parcel 10 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a porch to be 11 feet from the side yard lot line when 15 feet is required 
for property located on 30 M Hobson Avenue. 

Granted - no closer than 10 feet from the side lot line. 



Case 58A-2001 Chester C. Sullivan Map 35 Parcels 19 & 20 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (undersized lot) . 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



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Case 58B-2001 



Chester C. 



Sullivan 



Map 35 Parcels 19 & 20 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.3 
for a new dwelling on a lot having insufficient frontage and width, 83 feet when 
100 feet is required for property on 115 Lake Street. 

Granted - does not derogate from the intent and purpose of the By-law. 



Case 59-2001 Keith W. Himmel Map 45 Parcels 110 & 123 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) to place 
sheds as follows: #1 will be 15 feet from the front lot line, #2 will be 4 feet 
from the side lot line and #3 will be 3 feet from the side and 3 feet from the 
rear lot line for property located on 16 Grove Avenue. 

Withdravm - without prejudice. 



Case 60-2001 Michael Graffeo Map 43 Parcel 1 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.5.15 to operate an Auto Repair 
Facility at property located on 287 Main Street. 

Granted - subject to the conditions of Site Plan Review. 



Case 61-2001 George Flodin Map 33 Parcel 32 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (existing dwelling is situated within the side yard setback, 10 feet 
when 2 feet is required) at property located on 8 Houghton Road. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 62A-2001 Leo & Grace Bergin Map 55 Parcel 199A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (existing dwelling has insufficient depth) . 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 62B-2001 Leo & Grace Bergin Map 55 Parcel 199A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 to construct an accessory 
apartment at property located on 5 Winter Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of §4.2. 



Case 63-2001 John & Karen Metcalfe, c/o Robert Peterson Map Rl Parcel 4J 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 to 
allow an existing dwelling to remain 19.6 feet from the side yard lot line when 
20 feet is required for property located at 15 Treasure Hill Road. 

Pending 



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Case 64-2001 



Eric Juergens 



Map 41 Parcel 124 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconf orning 
structure (second floor addition- side yard and front yard setbacks) for property 
located on 2 Dublin Avenue. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 65-2001 Dorothy Jenkins Map 48 Parcel 48 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (demolish existing dwelling and construct a new dwelling - area, 
frontage, width and front yard) for property located on 14 Brentwood Avenue. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 66-2001 Joseph Ciccarello Map Rl Parcel 107A 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a building to be 10 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is 
required for property located on 23 8 Andover Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 67-2001 Charles & Ellen Coleman Map 21 Parcel 5 

To acquire a variance from Standard Di mensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.4 
and 5.2.5 for an addition to be 13 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet 
is required and for a porch to be 30 feet from the front yard lot line when 40 
feet is required for property located on 5 Moore Street. 

Granted - no closer than 13 feet from the side lot line and 34 feet from the 

front lot line. 



Case 68-2001 John Graney Map 93 Parcel 4 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (existing dwelling is 24 feet from the front lot line) for property 
located on 36 Park Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 69-2001 Albert Lanzo Map 51 Parcel 77 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (existing dwelling is 28 feet from the front and 22 feet from the 
front on State Street) for property located on 22 Fairview Avenue. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



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Case 70-2001 William J. & Theresa M. Hanlon Map 80 Parcel 8A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (existing lot has insufficient frontage and area) and a variance to be 
28 feet from the front lot line when 40 feet is required for property located on 
9 Sprucewood Road. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1 and the 

addition to be no closer than 2 8 feet from the front lot line. 



Case 71-2001 Craig S. Newhouse Map 8 Parcel 91 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot at 
property located on 15 Winston Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of §5.3.4. 



Case 72-2001 Craig S. Newhouse Map 9 Parcel 27 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot at 
property located on 16 Winston Avenue. 

Granted - meets the criteria of §5.3.4. 



Case 73-2001 Athanasios & Jo-Ann Siannas Map 42 Parcel 22H 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance 
structure (lot size and rear setback) for 

Pending 



with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
property located on 325 Main Street. 



Case 74-2001 Robert & Marcia Jones Map 62 Parcel 44 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (lot size, front and side setbacks) for property located on 6 Mackey 
Road . 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 75-2001 Ronald J. Marchant Map 40 Parcel 153 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (existing garage is 17.3 feet from the side lot line when 20 is 
required) for property located on 62 Lowell Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 76-2001 Daniel E. Woodbury Map 52 Parcel 5 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (existing dwelling is nonconforming) for property located on 20 
Central Street . 

Granted - in harmony with the general pujrpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



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Case 77-2001 Edmund & Constance Ferguson 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance 
property located on 402 Andover Street. 

Granted - meets the criteria of §5.3.4 



c/o Robert Peterson Map R3 Parcel 5A 
with §5.3.4 for a hammerhead lot for 



Case 78-2001 Richard W. Stuart, Jr. c/o Daniel Brown Map 48 Parcel 36 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2 to alter two nonconforming 
structures situated on one lot and the division of same for property located on 
755 Woburn Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 79-2001 Tom MacKenzie Map 44 Parcel 103 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for a dwelling to be 10 feet from the rear yard lot line when 15 feet is 
required for property located on 2 Taplin Avenue. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 79-2001 Tom MacKenzie Map 44 Parcel 103 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (existing dwelling lacks width, area, frontage and front yard 
setbacks) for property located on 20 Taplin Avenue. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 81-2001 Richard M. Barry Map 41 Parcel 17A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (existing dwelling within side and front yard setback) at property 
located on 31 Atlantic Avenue. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 82-2001 William & Lori Giorlando Map 43 Parcel 29A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §4.2 to construct an Accessory 
Apartment at property located on 4 Stone Street. 

Granted - meets the requirements of §4.2. 



Case 83-2001 Jeffrey Bradford & Georgia Kritselis Map 34 Parcel 158F 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (lot size) for property located on 34 Lake Street. 



Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 84-2001 



Mark & Joanne Ferreira 



Map 61 Parcel 7D 



To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for an addition to be 17 feet from the side yard setback when 20 feet is 
required for property located at 151 Federal Street. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 85-2 001 Kevin & Mary Keough Map 4 Parcel 15 8A 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (lot has insufficient area, width and front yard setback) at property 
located on 2 Commonwealth Avenue. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 86-2001 Tower Resource Mgmt/Sprint Spectrum Map R2 Parcel 26B 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.4.8 to construct and operate a 
telecommunications facility at property located on 261 Ballardvale Street. 

Pending 



Case 87-2001 David Newhouse, Jr. Map 52 Parcel 49 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (insufficient front yard setback) for property located on 80 Middlesex 
Avenue . 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 88-2001 Quality Additions/ John Harvey Map 88 Parcel 89 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (insufficient front yard setback) for property located on 27 High 
Street . 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 89-2001 Dennis Ahlin Map 50 Parcel 78 

To acquire a variance from Standard Dimensional Regulations (Table II) §5.2.5 
for an addition to be 14 feet from the side yard lot line when 20 feet is 
required from property located on 1 Ogunquit Road. 

Withdrawn - without prejudice. 



Case 90-2001 Al Marzi Map 31 Parcel 60B 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (lot area and width) for property located on 35 Nassau Avenue. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



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Case 91-2001 



Action Ambulance Service Inc. 



Map 46 Parcel 1 



To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §3.4.8 to install a permanent 
two-way radio antenna and related facilities to be mounted on an antenna tower 
70 feet in height for property located on 844 Woburn Street. 

Pending 



Case 92-2001 Action Ambulance Service Inc. Map 46 Parcel 1 

To acquire a variance from §5.2.8 for a two-way radio tower 70 feet high for 
property located on 844 Woburn Street. 

Pending 



Case 93-2001 Ronald V. Grasso Map 084 Parcel 12 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (lot size) for property located on 15 Royal Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 



Case 94-2001 Quality Additions Map 60 Parcel 11 

To acquire a Special Permit in accordance with §6.1.2.1 to alter a nonconforming 
structure (lot size, width, depth and front yard setback) for property located 
on 193 Wildwood Street. 

Granted - in harmony with the general purpose and intent of §6.1.2.1. 

TOWN MEETINGS & ELECTIONS 

Constable 

During the year the following notices and warrants were posted by the Constable 
in each of the six (6) precincts. 

Annual Town Meeting and Town Election March 29, 2001 

Special Town Meeting October 2, 2001 

WARRANT ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - APRIL 21, 2001 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

TO: CONSTABLE OF THE TOWN OF WILMINGTON: 

GREETINGS: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the manner 
prescribed in the By-laws of said town, you are hereby directed to notify and 
warn the inhabitants of the town qualified to vote in town affairs to meet and 
assemble at the West Intermediate School (Precincts 1 and 2), the Wildwood 
School (Precincts 3 and 4) and the Town Hall Auditorium (Precincts 5 and 6), 



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Saturday the twenty-first day of April, A.D. 2001 at 9:45 o'clock in the 
forenoon, the polls to be opened at 10:00 a.m. and shall be closed at 8:00 p.m. 
for the election of town officers: 



ARTICLE 1 . To bring in your votes on one ballot respectively for the following 
named offices to wit: Two Selectmen for the term of Three Years; Three Members 
of the School Committee for the term of Three Years; One Member of the Housing 
Authority for the term of Five Years; One Member of the Redevelopment Authority 
for the term of Five Years; One Member of the Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee for the term of Three Years . 

You are also hereby further required and directed to notify and warn the said 
inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington who are qualified to vote on elections and 
town affairs therein to assemble subsequently and meet in the Town Meeting at 
the High School Gymnasium, Church Street, in said Town of Wilmington, on 
Saturday the twenty-eighth day of April, A.D. 2001 at 
10:30 a.m., then and there to act on the following articles: 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the election was opened by the Town Clerk, 
Kathleen M. Scanlon at the Town Hall, Board of Registrar Member Barbara Buck, at 
the West Intermediate School and the Assistant Town Clerk, Carolyn M. Kenney at 
the Wildwood School. 

All voting machines were opened and the zero sheets were posted so that the 
candidates could examine them before the polls were opened. The checkers were 
prepared with their voting lists and voter identification cards and everything 
was in readiness at 10:00 a.m. and the polls were declared open. 

The results were as follows: 



SELECTMEN (vote for two) Votes 

James J. Rooney 73 Forest Street (Cand. for Re-election) 859 

Stephen J. Costa 120 Faulkner Avenue 181 

Scott C. Garrant 54 Lowell Street 1,109 

Raymond LePore 588 Woburn Street 1,058 

Daryn J. Marsh 51 Adams Street 623 

Robert P. Palmer 8 Douglas Avenue 1,162 

Frank J. West 2 Birchwood Road 747 

Blanks 673 

Total 6,412 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE (vote for three) 

Suzanne S. Gushing 44 Towpath Road (Cand. for Re-election) 1,985 

Joan M. Duffy 10 Treasure Hill Road (Cand. for Re-election) 1,880 

Stephen P. Peterson 249 Burlington Avenue (Cand. for Re-election) 2,195 

Blanks 3 , 558 

Total 9,618 

HOUSING AUTHORITY (vote for one) 

Charles R. Fiore, Jr. 12R Concord Street (Cand. for Re-election) 2,164 

Blanks 1, 042 

Total 3,206 

REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (vote for one) 

Charles N. Gilbert 58 Federal Street (Cand. for Re-election) 2,062 

Blanks 1> 144 

Total 3,206 



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SHAW5HEEN REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE (vote for one) 



Robert G. Peterson 18 Stonehedge Drive (Cand. for Re-election) 2,356 

Blanks 850 
Total 3,206 

The results of this election were ready at 9:20 p.m. and the elected officers 
present were sworn to the faithful performance of their duties by Town Clerk 
Kathleen M. Scanlon. The total number of votes cast was 3,2 06 which included 
166 absentee ballots, for a total of 22% of the registered voters. 




ANNUAL TOWN MEETING = APRIL 28, 2001 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

with a quorum present at 10:55 a.m. (150) James Stewart, Town Moderator, opened 
the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. He then read the names of departed 
town workers, members of committees and boards who had passed away during the 
past year and a moment of silence was observed. He then introduced our newly 
elected and re-elected town officials. The Moderator informed the meeting that 
he would take up Articles 1-17 in order and then random selection would begin. 

The Moderator then started to read the warrant and was interrupted by Selectman 
Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the Moderator dispense with further reading of 
the warrant and take up and make reference to each article by number." Motion 
seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 2 . To hear reports of Committees and act thereon. Motion by Selectman 
Scott C. Garrant , "I move that the Town Meeting hear the reports of the Master 
Plan Committee and the Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee." Kevin 
Brander, Co-Chairman of the Master Plan Committee spoke relative to the report. 
The goals for Wilmington are to protect and preserve open space and natural 
resources, protect water resources, promote development of vibrant activity 
centers, while maintaining small-town feel. Increase diversity of housing, and 
affordable housing while preserving town character. Encourage desirable 



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economic development by promoting a mix of compatible land use, and improve 
internal vehicle circulation and pedestrian and bicycle mobility. The final 
report should be completed by June . 

James Morris, Chairman, Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee, spoke relative 
to their report. They have thirteen goals, preserve and enhance open space, 
preserve Wilmington's cultural and historic heritage, work with neighboring 
towns and watershed associations to protect water supplies, develop park 
facilities near housing and urbanized areas and continue to develop programs for 
persons with special needs and senior citizens, to state just a few of the vital 
areas the Committee is working to achieve. The Plan also recommends the 
establishment of a permanent Open Space & Recreation Committee to advocate for 
the implementation of the Plan and to update it as needed. 

ARTICLE 3 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of previous years; or do anything in 
relation thereto. Motion by Town Manager Michael A. Caira, "I move to pass over 
this article." Motion seconded and so voted to pass over. 

ARTICLE 4 . To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time in anticipation 
of the revenue of the financial year beginning July 1, 2001, in accordance with 
the provisions of General Laws Chapter 44, Section 4, and to issue a note or 
notes therefore, payable within one year, and to renew any notes therefore, 
payable within one year, and to renew any note or notes as may be given for a 
period of less than one year in accordance with General Laws Chapter 44, Section 
17; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the town vote to 
authorize the Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to 
borrow money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning July 1, 2001, in accordance with the 
provisions of General Laws Chapter 44, Section 4, and to issue a 
note or notes therefore, payable within one year, and to renew any 
notes therefore, payable within one year, and to renew any note or 
notes as may be given for a period of less than one year in 
accordance with General Laws Chapter 44, Section 17." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 5 . To see how much money the town will appropriate for the expenses of 
the town and the salaries of several town officers and departments and determine 
how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer from available funds 
or otherwise; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by George W. Hooper of the Finance Committee, "I move that 
the several and respective sums as recommended and presented by the 
Finance Committee be raised by taxation or by transfer from 
available funds and appropriated for the purpose set forth in 
Article 5, each department's budget to be taken up and voted on in 
the order they appear, subject to amendment and each department's 
budget not open for reconsideration until the entire budget is 
voted." Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT Voted 

Selectmen - Legislative 
Salaries 
Expenses 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



$ 3,150 
13 , 300 



16, 450 



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Selectmen - Elections 

Salaries 9,000 

Expenses 3,000 

Total 12,000 

Registrars of Voters 

Salaries 1,825 

Expenses 5,300 

Total 7,125 

Finance Committee 

Salaries 900 

Expenses 7,695 

Total 8,595 

Town Manager 

Salary - Town Manager 101,200 

Other Salaries (incl. p.t.) 251,964 

Expenses 60,425 

Furnishings & Equipment 6,500 

Total 420,089 

Town Accountant 

Salary - Town Accountant 71,960 

Other Salaries 170,793 

Expenses 2,450 

Total 245,203 

Treasurer/ Collector 

Salary - Treasurer/Collector 55,401 

Other Salaries 120,887 

Expenses 29,525 

Furnishings & Equipment 525 

Total 206,338 

Town Clerk 

Salary - Town Clerk 61,539 

Other Salaries 77,294 

Expenses 3,090 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 141,923 

Board of Assessors 

Salary - Principal Assessor 75,534 

Other Salaries 80,572 

Expenses 49,400 

Appraisals & Inventories 

ATB Costs 30, 000 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 235,506 

Town Counsel 

Legal Services 112,800 

Permanent Building Committee 

Salaries 1,400 

Expenses lOQ 

Total 1,500 

TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 1.407,529 



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PUBLIC SAFETY 



Police 

Salary - Chief 83,599 

Salary - Deputy Chief 71,780 

Salary - Lieutenants . 116,884 

Salary - Sergeants 304,187 

Salary - Patrolmen 1,405,791 

Salary - Dispatchers 

Salary - Clerical 75,457 

Salary - Part Time 10,400 

Salary - Overtime 277,000 

Salary - Paid Holidays 81,580 

Salary - Specialists 12,200 

Salary - Night Differential 34,320 

Salary - Incentive 247,432 

Sick Leave Buyback 13,108 

Expenses 190 , 167 

Total 2,923,905 

Fire 

Salary - Chief 88,652 

Salary - Deputy Chief 68,906 

Salary - Lieutenants 287,839 

Salary - Privates 1,301,468 

Salary - Dispatch Clerks 39,536 

Salary - Part Time 13,000 

Salary - Overtime 260,000 

Salary - Paid Holidays 92,334 

Salary - EMT & Incentive Pay 11,025 

Salary - Fire Alarm Salary 25,000 

Sick Leave Buyback 21,516 

Expenses 103,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 29,000 

Total 2,341,276 

Public Safety Central Dispatch 

Personnel Services 317,436 

Contractual Services 13,500 

Materials & Supplies 3,000 

Furnishings & Equipment 2,000 

Total 335,936 

Animal Control 

Salary 28,080 

Expenses 4,600 

Total 32,680 

TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 5 , 633 , 797 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Personnel Services 

Superintendent 78,627 

Engineer - Full Time 176,655 

Engineer - Part Time 7,2 00 

Highway - Full Time 953,095 

Highway - Overtime 51,900 

Highway - Part Time 11,180 

Highway - Seasonal 14,400 

Stream Maintenance - Seasonal 16,200 



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Tree - Full Time 
Tree - Overtime 
Parks/Grounds - Full Time 
Parks/Grounds - Overtime 
Cemetery - Full Time 
Cemetery - Part Time 
Cemetery - Overtime 
Snow & Ice-Ex. Help/0. T. 
Total 

CONTRACTUAL SERVICES 
Engineer 

Engineer - Training & Conference 
Highway 

Highway - Repair Town Vehicles 
Highway - Training & Conference 
Tree 

Parks /Grounds 
Cemetery 

Road Machinery - Repair 

Public Street Lights 

Rubbish Collection & Disposal 

Snow & Ice - Repairs 

Snow Sc Ice - Misc. Services 

Total 

MATERIALS & SUPPLIES 
Engineer 
Highway 

Highway - Const. Supplies & Road Improvements 

Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (Other) 

Highway - Gas, Oil, Tires (DPW) 

Stream Maintenance - Expenses 

Tree 

Parks /Grounds 
Cemetery 

Drainage Projects 

Snow Sc Ice - Sand & Salt 

Snow Sc Ice - Tools & Equipment 

Total 

Furnishings & Equipment 
Total 



145 
5 

256 
16 
118 

8 

139 



1, 999 



68 
87 

3 
3 
24 
4 
68 
223 
013 
16 
125 



2 , 639 

2 
39 
77 
96 
64 

1 

6 
17 
13 
33 
96 

4 



452 



58 



5, 150, 557 



SEWER 

Personnel Services 
Maintenance & Operations 
Total 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 



56, 673 
110, 825 
167, 498 

5, 318, 055 



Article 5A. Motion by George W. Hooper, "I move that the sum of 
$5,318,055 be appropriated for the Department of Public Works; the sum of 
$2 0, 000 to be raised by transfer from the Sale of Cemetery Lots Account 
and the sum of $35 , OOP to be raised by transfer from the Interest Cemetery 
Trust Funds and that both amounts be applied to line item Personnel 
Services Cemetery - Full Time and that the balance of $5,263, 055 be raised 
by taxation." Motion seconded and so voted. 



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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 
Board of Health 

Salary - Director 62,994 

Other Salaries 143,485 

Expenses 10,285 

Mental Health 26,700 

Furnishings & Equipment 250 

Total 243,714 

Sealer of Weights & Measures 

Salary 4,650 

Expenses 80 

Total 4,730 

Planning & Conseirvation 

Salary - Director 66,163 

Other Salaries (incl. p.t.) 164,025 

Expenses 17,875 

Furnishings & Equipment 3,600 

Total 251,663 

Building Inspector/Board of Appeals 

Salary - Building Inspector 59,526 

Other Salaries 90,310 

Expenses 5,865 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 155,701 

TOTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 655 , 808 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS 

Salary - Superintendent 90,421 

Other Salaries 1,796,313 

Overtime 3 6,2 00 

Part Time - Seasonal 14,400 

Salary Adjustments 59,756 

Heating Fuel 375,000 

Electricity 160,000 

Utilities 79,350 

Expenses 341,585 

TOTAL PUBLIC BUILDINGS 2 . 953 , 025 

HUMAN SERVICES 

Veterans Aid & Benefits 

Salary - Part Time Agent 7,200 

Expenses 1,750 

Assistance - Veterans 10 < OQQ 

Total 18,950 

Library 

Salary - Director 60,572 

Other Salaries 463,671 

MVLC 28,869 

Expenses 116,020 

Furnishings & Equipment H / ^00 

Total 680,832 



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Recreation 

Salary - Director 66,462 

Other - Salaries (incl. p.t.) 50,060 

Expenses 2,800 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 119,322 

Elderly Services 

Salary - Director 45,811 

Other Salaries 66,726 

Expenses 3 7,0 98 

Furnishings & Equipment 

Total 149,635 

Historical Commission 

Salaries 15,560 

Expenses 5,500 

Furnishings & Equipment 3,000 

Total 24,060 

Commission on Disabilities 

Salaries . 300 

Expenses 500 

Total 800 

TOTAL HUMAN SERVICES 993 , 599 

SCHOOLS 

Wilmington School Department 21,530,000 
Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational 

Technical High School District 2 , 611, 868 

TOTAL SCHOOLS 24 , 141, 868 

MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 

Schools 3,840,000 

General Government 1,430,513 

Sewer 197,392 

Water 
Interest on Anticipation Notes & 

Authorization Fees & Misc. Debt 15,000 

TOTAL MATURING DEBT & INTEREST 5 ,482 , 905 

UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 

Insurance 375,825 

Employee Health & Life Insurance 3,815,000 

Veteran's Retirement 13,399 

Employee Retirement - Unused Sick Leave 22,275 

Medicare Employer Contribution 279,344 

Salary Adjust. & Additional Costs 25,000 

Local Trans . /Training Conferences 7,500 

Out-of-state Travel 1,500 

Computer Maintenance & Expenses 82,000 

Records Storage 1,000 

Annual Audit 16,000 

Ambulance Billing 12,000 

Town Report 10,000 

Deferred Teachers Salaries 

Professional & Technical Services 25,000 

Reserve Fund 150 , OOP 

TOTAL UNCLASSIFIED & RESERVE 4,83 5,843 



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ARTICLE 5B . Motion by George W. Hooper, "I move that the sum of 
$4,835,843 be appropriated for Unclassified and Reserve and that the 
sum of $27,632 be transferred from Water Department Available Funds 
and applied to the Unclassified and Reserve - Insurance Account and 
the sum of $226 , 746 be transferred from Water Department Available 
Funds and applied to Unclassified and Reserve - Employee Health and 
Life Insurance Account and the sum of $8,651 be transferred from 
Water Department Available Funds and applied to Unclassified and 
Reserve - Medicare Employees' Contribution Account and that the 
remaining balance of $4 , 572 , 814 be raised by taxation." Motion 
seconded and so voted. 

TOTAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT 27,280, 561 

ARTICLE 6 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
for the purchase of new and replacement capital equipment, including but not 
limited to the following items, and further to authorize the sale or turn in, if 
any, and for the use of the department so designated and to determine how the 
same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any 
combination thereof: 

(a) Police Department 

Purchase of five (5) replacement police cruisers. 

Motion by Selectman Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to 
raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $116 , 130 for the purchase 
of five (5) replacement police cruisers for the Police Department, and 
further to authorize the, sale or turn in, if any, of said replaced 
vehicles." The Finance Committee recommends approval. Kevin McDonald 
wished to amend the article and reduce the amount to $10,000. No 
second was heard. Motion seconded and so voted, $116 , 130 . 

(b) Fire Department 

Purchase of one (1) rescue/pumper truck. 

Motion by Selectman Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to 
transfer from free cash the sum of $335,000 for the purchase of one 
(1) rescue/pumper truck for the Fire Department, and further to 
authorize the sale or turn in, if any, of said replaced vehicle." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted, $335, OOP . 

(c) Public Works Department 

Purchase of one (1) one-ton diesel dump truck with plow. 

Motion by Selectman Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to 
raise by taxation and appropriate the sum of $38,000 for the 
purchase of one (1) one-ton diesel dump truck with plow, for the 
Department of Public Works." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $3 8,000 . 

ARTICLE 7 ■ To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
for miscellaneous repairs and renovations at the high school to include the 
replacement of stair tread, the installation of electrical wiring, the 
replacement of exit doors, the refurbishment of restroom facilities and the 
electrostatic painting of lockers and to determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

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Motion by Scott C. Garrant, "I move that the town vote to raise by- 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $28,000 for miscellaneous 
repairs and renovations at the high school to include the 
replacement of stair tread, the installation of electrical wiring, 
the replacement of exit doors, the refurbishment of restroom 
facilities and the electrostatic painting of lockers." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, 
$28 , OOP ■ 

ARTICLE 8 ■ To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
to replace lights at the Town Park and at the Shawsheen School tennis courts 
with more energy efficient lights and to determine how the same shall be raised, 
whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the town vote to raise 
by taxation and appropriate the sum of $18,250 to replace lights at 
the Town Park and at the Shawsheen School tennis courts with more 
energy efficient lights." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $18,250 . 

ARTICLE 9 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money 
to construct a playground at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center to include 
playground equipment and landscaping and to determine how the same shall be 
raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination thereof; or 
do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $17,500 for the purpose of 
constructing a playground at the Boutwell Early Childhood Center to 
include playground equipment and landscaping." Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $17,500 . 

ARTICLE 10 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to develop, implement and enforce a stormwater management program designed 
to reduce the discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable (MEP) , 
in accordance with applicable EPA regulations and to determine how the same 
shall be raised whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any combination 
thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $80 , 000 to develop, implement 
and enforce a stormwater management program designed to reduce the 
discharge of pollutants to the maximum extent practicable, in 
accordance with applicable EPA regulations . " Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $80,000 . 

ARTICLE 11 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to undertake the development of a comprehensive water resources management 
plan which shall include a study of the environmental impacts associated with 
water supply and wastewater services in the Town of Wilmington and to determine 
how the same shall be raised, whether by taxation, transfer, borrowing or any 
combination thereof; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to transfer 
from free cash the sum of $250 , 000 to undertake the development of a 
comprehensive water resources management plan which shall include a 
study of the environmental impacts associated with water supply and 
wastewater services in the Town of Wilmington." Finance Committee 
recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $250,000 . 



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ARTICLE 12 ■ To see if the town will vote to transfer a sum of money from the 
Wilmington Middle School construction account that portion of which is no longer 
needed for that project which was appropriated by the adoption of Article 16 at 
the Annual Town Meeting of April 26, 1997 for the purpose of funding the design 
and construction of a renovation project at the Wilmington High School allowing 
for the conversion of existing underutilized interior space into new classroom 
space, being a project for which the town may borrow for an equal or longer 
period of time all in accordance with General Laws Chapter 44; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 



Motion by Scott C. Garrant , "I move that the sum of $975,000 be 
appropriated for the payment of costs associated with the renovation 
of Wilmington High School and that to meet this appropriation, said 
amount is hereby transferred to the Wilmington High School 
renovation account, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44, 
Section 20 of the General Laws, from the unexpended balance of funds 
previously borrowed by the town to pay costs of the Wilmington 
Middle School construction project, as such funds are no longer 
needed for the completion of the Wilmington Middle School 
construction project." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, $975 , 000 . 

ARTICLE 13 . To see if the town will vote to transfer from available funds in 
the Fiscal Year 2 001 budget, a sum or sums of money for the operation of various 
town departments and expenses; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael A. Caira, "I move that the town vote to transfer from 
the Fiscal Year 2001 budget the sum of $17,700 from Treasurer/Collector 
Salary; the sum of $22 , 000 from Police Salary - Lieutenants; the sum of 
$7,500 from Police Salary - Sergeants; the sum of $16,000 from Police 
Salary - Patrolman; the sum of $10,000 from Police Salary - Part Time; the 
sum of $14,500 from Fire Salary - Privates; the sum of $7,500 from Fire 
Department - Salary Part Time; the sum of $21,500 from Public Safety 
Central Dispatch - Personnel Services; the sum of $150 , 000 from Public 
Works - Rubbish Collection and Disposal; the sum of $11,000 from Cemetery 
Salaries - Full Time and the sum of $25,000 from Public Buildings - Other 
Salaries; the entire amount being $302 , 700 to the following Fiscal Year 
2001 accounts : 



Police Salary - Incentive $12,500 

Fire Salary - Lieutenants 50,200 

Fire Salary - Overtime 40,000 

Public Works - Gas, Oil, Tires (Other) 20,000 

Snow & Ice - Extra Help/Overtime 98,000 

Snow & Ice - Miscellaneous Services 32,000 

Snow & Ice - Salt & Sand 30,000 

Public Buildings - Heating Fuel 20, OOP 

$302 , 700 



Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 14 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum. of 
money from available funds for the Department of Public Works, Chapter 90 
Construction Fund Account; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the town vote to raise and 
appropriate from Chapter 90 Construction Funds the sum of $405,315 to the 
Department of Public Works, Chapter 90 Construction Fund Account." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 



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ARTICLE 15 ■ To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$5,000 for the observance of Memorial Day and Veterans' Day, and that the 
Moderator appoint a committee which shall arrange and have charge of said 
observances; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $5 , OOP for the observance of 
Memorial Day and Veterans' Day, and that the Moderator appoint a 
committee which shall arrange and have charge of said observances." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted . 

ARTICLE 16 . To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$750.00 each (a total of $2,250) for the purpose of renewing under the authority 
of Section 9 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws as amended, the lease of: 

a. Veterans of Foreign Wars Clubhouse for the purpose of providing 
suitable headquarters for the Nee-Ellsworth Post 2458 of the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; 

b. Marine Corp League in Wilmington for the purpose of providing 
suitable headquarters for the Wilmington Chapter; 

c. American Legion Clubhouse, Inc. in Wilmington for the purpose of 
providing suitable headquarters for the Wilmington Post 136 of the 
American Legion; 

or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy reads the same as the above article. 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so 
voted, $2,250 . 

ARTICLE 17 ■ To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purpose of providing senior citizen work opportunities for 
services rendered to the town in accordance with the town's Senior Citizen Tax 
Work-Off Program; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to raise by 
taxation and appropriate the sum of $10 , 000 for the purpose of providing 
senior citizen work opportunities for services rendered to the town in 
accordance with the town's Senior Citizen Tax Work-Off Program." Finance 
Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted, $10,000. 

ARTICLE 18 . (drawn as #11) To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen and/or the Town Manager to apply for, accept and enter into 
contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds, without further 
appropriation, allotted to Wilmington by the United States Federal Government 
under any Federal Grant Program and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under any 
State Grant Program; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Scott C. Garrant, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen and/or the Town Manager to apply for, accept and enter 
into contracts from time to time for the expenditure of any funds, without 
further appropriation, allotted to Wilmington by the United States Federal 
Government under any Federal Grant Program and the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts under any State Grant Program." Finance Committee 
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Random selection of Articles began at Article 18. At 12:40 p.m., a total of 
three hundred and seventeen (317) voters had checked in to Town Meeting. 

ARTICLE 19 . (drawn as #13) To see if the town will vote to authorize the 
Treasurer/Collector , with the approval of the Selectmen, to enter into an 
agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of the Massachusetts 
General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2002 and for a term not to exceed three years, 
which will permit the Town of Wilmington to maintain funds on deposit with such 
institutions in return for said institutions providing banking services; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Treasurer/Collector , with the approval of the Selectmen, to enter into an 
agreement, under the provisions of Chapter 44, Section 53F of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, with one or more banks doing business in the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, during Fiscal Year 2002 and for a term not 
to exceed three years, which will permit the Town of Wilmington to 
maintain funds on deposit with such institutions in return for said 
institutions providing banking services." Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 20 . (drawn as #17) To see if the town will vote to accept as town 
ways, the layout of the following described streets, as recommended by the 
Planning Board and laid out by the Selectmen (M.G.L. Ch. 82 as amended) and 
shown on Definitive Subdivision plans approved in accordance with the "Rules and 
Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land in the Town of Wilmington, 
Massachusetts," and which plans are recorded at the Middlesex North Registry of 
Deeds (M.N.R.D.) , copies of which are on file in the Office of the Town Clerk 
and to authorize the Selectmen, to take by right of eminent domain or accept as a 
gift such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to 
effect the purpose of this Article, and to determine how an appropriation shall 
be raised, whether by taxation or by transfer from available funds, by borrowing 
or otherwise for the purpose of constructing said ways and for the payment of 
any damages from the taking of land and slope easements and other easements or 
other related costs therefore: 

a. Meadow Brook Road - Commencing at westerly right-of-way of Factory Street 
by the southeasterly property corner of the lot now or formerly owned by 
Daniel Halliday, Jr., as shown on the plan titled Meadow Brook Subdivision 
"Street Acceptance Plan" prepared by JLD Survey Consultants and dated 
January 26, 2001; thence S00° -02 ' -11"W, forty-three and ninety-three 
hundredths (43.93') feet to a point; thence S65 ° -32 ' -47 "W, one hundred 
ninety-four and eighty-three hundredths (194.83') feet to a point; thence 
N24°-27 ' -13 "W, forty and zero hundredths (40.00') feet to a point; thence 
N65°-32 ' -47"E, two hundred- thirteen and zero hundredths (213.00') feet to 
the point of beginning. The easement contains eight thousand one hundred 
fifty-six (8,156) square feet, more or less. 

b. Isabella Way - Commencing on the easterly edge of the right-of-way 
of West Street at the most westerly property corner of the lot now or 
formerly owned by L . W. Sachs, as shown on the plan titled "Acceptance 
Plan of Isabella Way" prepared by K.J. Miller Company and dated January 
31, 2001; thence southerly along a thirty (30.00') foot radius curve, 
fifty-three and fifty-eight hundredths (53.58') feet to a point; thence 
NB3°-45 ' -10"E, two hundred seventeen and sixteen hundredths (217.16') feet 
to a point; thence N03 ° -37 ' -27 "E, twenty and fifty-nine hundredths 
(20.59') feet to a point; thence clockwise from north along a sixty 
(60.00') foot radius curve, two hundred seventy-two and forty hundredths 
(272.40') feet to a point; thence S83 ° -45 ' -10 "W, three hundred-four and 
fifty-three hundredths (304.53') feet to a point; thence southerly along a 



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thirty (30.00') foot radius curve, forty-two and thirty-nine hundredths 
(42.39') feet to a point; thence N02° -47 ' -51"E, eight and forty-seven 
hundredths (8.47') feet to a point; thence N06° -17 ' -23 "E, sixty eight and 
fifty-six hundredths (68.56') feet to a point; thence northerly along an 
eight hundred fourteen and eighty-five hundredths (814.85') foot radius 
curve, thirty-seven and forty-six hundredths (37.46') feet to the point of 
beginning. The easement contains twenty- five thousand seven hundred 
(25,700) square feet, more or less. 

Baker Street - Commencing at the northerly right-of-way of Baker Street 
existing by the southeast property corner of land now or formerly owned by 
S. Sawlivich, as shown on the plan titled "Acceptance Plan of Baker 
Street," prepared by K. J. Miller Company and dated February 2, 2001; 
thence N55° -50 ' -22 "E, thirteen and fifty-six hundredths (13.56') feet to a 
point; thence northerly along a thirty (30.00') foot radius curve, thirty- 
five and fifty-nine hundredths (35.59') feet to a point; thence clockwise 
from north along a fifty (50.00') foot radius curve, one hundred eighty- 
four and twenty-three hundredths (184.23') feet to a point; thence S55°- 
50'-22"W, one hundred and fifty-two hundredths (100.52') feet to a point; 
thence N57'= -25 ' -15"W, forty-three and fifty-four hundredths (43.54') feet 
to the point of beginning. The easement contains eight thousand nine 
hundred fifty (8,950) square feet, more or less. 

Summer Street - Commencing at the southerly right-of-way of McDonald Road 
by the northwesterly property corner of lot now or formerly owned by 
Joanna Clayton, as shown on plan titled "Street Acceptance Plan" prepared 
by Raymond Engineering Service and dated December 20, 2000; thence N56°- 
54'-24"E, fifty-five and thirty-eight hundredths (55.38') feet to a point; 
thence clockwise from north along a fifty (50.00') foot radius curve, one 
hundred fifteen and ninety-five hundredths (115.95') feet to a point; 
thence S13 ° -07 ' -55 "W, forty and zero hundredths (40.00') feet to a point; 
thence N76 ° - 52 ' - 05 " W , one hundred and twenty nine and ninety-seven 
hundredths (129.97') feet to the point of beginning. The easement 
contains four thousand four hundred thirty- two (4,432) square feet, more 
or less. 

Marion Street III - Commencing on the southerly edge of the right-of-way 
at the northeast corner of Lot 17, as shown on plan titled "Street 
Acceptance Plan Marion Street," prepared by H-Star Engineering, Inc. and 
dated June 29, 1998; thence N53 ° - 11 ' 17 "E , forty and zero hundredths 

(40.00') feet to a point; thence easterly along a three-hundred (300') 
foot radius curve, one hundred eighty- five and seventy-one hundredths 

(185.71') feet to a point; thence S70 ° - 11 ' -56 "E , two hundred- three and 
nine hundredths (203.09') feet to a point; thence S58 ° -3 7 ' -56 "E , two 
hundred twenty-seven and ninety-one hundredths (227.91') feet to a point; 
thence S66 ° -2 1 ' - 15 "E , eighty and eighty hundredths (80.80') feet to a 
point; thence S4 9 ° - 3 6 ' - 56 " E , one hundred thirty-eight and ninety-seven 
hundredths (138.97') feet to a point; thence S7 ° -4 ' - 2 6 " E , fifty-four and 
twenty-one hundredths (54.21') feet to a point; thence N73 ° - 14 ' -51 "E , 
forty seven and seventeen hundredths (47.17') feet to a point; thence 
S09° -40 ' -27 "W, forty-six and twenty hundredths (46.20') feet to a point; 
thence S75° -31 ' -12 "W, forty-one and forty-five hundredths (41.45') feet to 
a point; thence N70 ° -40 ' -2 6 "W, seventy-one and eighty-eight hundredths 

(71.88') feet to a point; thence N55° -33 ' -20"W, two hundred sixteen and 
zero hundredths (216.00') feet to a point; thence N58 ° -37 ' -56 "W two 
hundred twenty-six and fifty-five hundredths (226.55') feet to a point; 
thence N70 ° - 11 ' -56 "W, two hundred and zero hundredths (200.00') feet to a 
point; thence westerly along a three hundred forty (340.00') foot radius 
curve, two hundred nine and sixty-four hundredths (209.64') feet to the 
point of beginning. The easement contains forty thousand, five hundred 
twenty-one (40,521) square feet, more or less. 



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f. Molloy Road - Commencing at the northerly sideline of the right-of-way of 
Lowell Street and at the southerly corner of land now or formerly owned by 
Luis Tavares and shown on plan titled "Molloy Road Street Layout 
Acceptance" and dated January 22, 2001; thence N44 ° -25 ' -00 "E , four hundred 
twenty-two and thirty-seven hundredths (422.37') feet to a point; thence 
N28°-03 ' -30"E, forty-one and fifty-six hundredths (41.56') feet to a 
point; thence N42 ° -13 ' -12 "E, five hundred- thirty and ninety hundredths 
(530.90') feet to a point; thence S66 ° -4 8 ' - 3 5 "E , fifty-two and eighty- 
seven hundredths (52.87') feet to a point; thence S42 ° -13 ' -12 "W, two 
hundred fifty (250.00') feet to a point; thence S59° -07 ' -38 "E, three and 
eighteen hundredths (3.18') feet to a point; thence S43 ° -26 ' - 15 "W, two 
hundred-four and sixty-four hundredths (204.64') feet to a point; thence 
S42'=-04 ' -10"W, five hundred thirty-five and forty-seven hundredths 
(535.47') feet to a point; thence N68° -19 ' -30 "W, sixty (60.00') feet to 
the point of beginning. The easement contains forty nine thousand three 
hundred (49,300) square feet, more or less. 

g. Moore Street - Commencing at the northeasterly corner of the existing 
Moore Street layout (1967, Town of Wilmington) and its intersection with 
the southwesterly corner of lot now or formerly owned by the Town of 
Wilmington, as shown on plan titled "Moore Street, Layout Acceptance" and 
dated February 13, 2001; thence N62 ° -34 ' -3 9 "W, six hundred thirty-eight 
(638.00') feet to a point; thence S2 6 ° -53 ' - 07 "W, forty (40.00') feet to a 
point; thence S62 ° - 34 ' - 3 9 "E , six hundred twenty three (623.00') feet to a 
point; thence N47° -30 ' -22 "E, forty two and fifty-nine hundredths (42.59') 
feet to the point of beginning. The easement contains twenty five thousand 
two hundred twenty (25,220) square feet, more or less; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain reads the same as above, but deleting Summer 
Street and the addition of the amount of $ 3 00. Motion by Mr. Lester 
Chisholm to amend to add Mink Run Road. Ruled out of order. Finance 
Committee recommends approval . Planning Board recommends approval . Motion 
seconded and approved as amended, adding amount of $300. So voted, $300 . 

ARTICLE 21 . (drawn as #5) To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at the Special 
Town Meeting of December 4, 1995 in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 
53E ^ for a Compost Bin Recycling Program and further to establish a spending 
limit for said account; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at 
the Special Town Meeting of December 4, 1995 in accordance with M.G.L. 
Chapter 44, Section 53E for a Compost Bin Recycling Program and further 
to establish a spending limit of not more than $4,500 for said account." 
Finance Committee recommends approval. Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 22 . (drawn as #23) To see if the town will vote to authorize the Town 
Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at the Annual 
Town Meeting of April 22, 1995 in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 53E 
M for the purpose of receiving monies from the Environmental Trust or the 
Department of Environmental Protection to be used for the repair and upgrade of 
subsurface sewage disposal systems under Title 5; and additionally, to receive 
monies from betterments and other loan repayments to the town from property 
owners participating in said program and further to establish a spending limit 
for said account; or do anything in relation thereto. 



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Motion by Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Tovm Treasurer to continue in force the Revolving Fund as established at 
the Annual Town Meeting of April 22, 1995 in accordance with M.G.L. 
Chapter 44, Section 53E y2 for the purpose of receiving monies from the 
Environmental Trust or the Department of Environmental Protection to be 
used for the repair and upgrade of subsurface sewage disposal systems 
under Title 5; and additionally, to receive monies from betterments and 
other loan repayments to the town from property owners participating in 
said program and further to establish a spending limit of not more than 
$150 , OOP for said account." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 23 . (drawn as #18) To see if the town will vote to authorize the Board 
of Selectmen to petition the State Legislature to authorize that Kelly L. 
Reynolds be allowed to take the civil service police department entrance 
examination notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law or rule 
or regulation to the contrary regulating the maximum age of applicants for 
appointments as police officers to be eligible for appointment as a police 
officer in said town and provided she meets all other requirements, she shall be 
eligible for certification and appointment to the Police Department of the Town 
of Wilmington subject to the appointment of the Appointing Authority; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Scott C. Garrant, "I move that the town vote to authorize the 
Board of Selectmen to petition the State Legislature to authorize that 
Kelly L. Reynolds be allowed to take the civil service police department 
entrance examination notwithstanding the provisions of any general or 
special law or rule or regulation to the contrary regulating the maximum 
age of applicants for appointments as police officers to be eligible for 
appointment as a police officer in said town and provided she meets all 
other requirements, she shall be eligible for certification and 
appointment to the Police Department of the Town of Wilmington subject to 
appointment by the Appointing Authority. " Finance Committee recommends 
approval. Kelly Reynolds spoke and thanked voters for this article, which 
allows her to take the civil service exam. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously . 

ARTICLE 24 . (drawn as #14) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-law and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by moving the 
existing provision Administration and Enforcement from Section 8 to Section 9, 
and adding a new Section 8 Conservation Subdivision Design as follows : 

Section 8 Conservation Subdivision Design 

8 . 1 Purpose and Intent 

8.1.1. Primary purposes : 

a. To allow for greater flexibility and creativity in the design of residential 
developments ; 

b. To encourage the permanent preservation of open space, forest, wildlife 
habitat, and historical resources; 

c. To encourage a less sprawling and more efficient form of development that 
consumes less open land and conforms to existing topography and natural 
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d. To protect wetlands, aquifers, the Ipswich River, and other water bodies 
through water conserving landscapes, reduction of impervious surfaces, and 
promotion of on-site wastewater treatment; 

e. To minimize overall environmental disturbance on a site; 

f. To facilitate the construction and maintenance of housing, streets, 
utilities, and public services in a more economical and efficient manner; 

8.1.2 Secondary Purposes: 

a. To preserve and enhance community character; 

b. To promote the preservation of remaining agricultural land and pastures; 

c. To protect the value of real property; 

d. To reduce the impact of new development on existing residential 
neighborhoods . 

8.2 Eligibility 

8.2.1 There is no minimum tract size for Conservation Subdivision Design. 

8.2.2 Any proposed residential development on a parcel or contiguous parcels 
under common ownership of more than 20 acres shall submit a Conservation 
Subdivision Design application to the Planning Board. 

8.2.3 All residential developments within the GWPD district or a CSD Overlay 
District (if such a district has been designated) shall apply for a special 
permit under this by-law and shall be constructed according to Conservation 
Subdivision Design principles outlined herein, subject to the granting of a 
Special Permit by the Planning Board. 

8.2.4 Zoning Classification. Only those tracts wholly (or partially) in 
residential districts shall be eligible for consideration as a CSD. If any 
portion of a tract is outside of a residential district, that portion of the 
site shall not be considered in the determination of the Basic Maximum Number of 
Housing Units, but shall be eligible to count as open space. 

8.2.5 Contiguous Parcels. To be eligible for consideration as a CSD, the tract 
shall consist of a single parcel or multiple parcels held under common 
ownership . 

8.2.6 Land Division. To be eligible for consideration as a CSD, the tract or 
tracts may be a subdivision or a division of land pursuant to M.G.L. Ch. 41, S. 
81; provided, however, that CSD may also be permitted where intended as a 
condominium on land not divided or subdivided. 

8.2.7 Permissible Uses. Land uses within a CSD development may include the 
following: single - family homes, both attached and detached; two-family 
structures; and multi-family structures (townhouses, apartments, condominiums). 
The mix of housing types shall be in accordance with the Site Specific Design 
Standards outlined in 8.10.2.1 below. Within CSD developments of more than 50 
housing units, the CSD application may also include no more than 1,000 square 
feet for a convenience retail business catering primarily to residents of the 
development and the surrounding neighborhood. 



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8.3 Special Permit Required 

The Wilmington Planning Board may authorize a Conservation Subdivision Design 
project pursuant to the granting of a Special Permit. Special Permits shall be 
acted upon in accordance with all provisions below. 

8.4 Pre-Application 

8.4.1 Conference. The applicant is very strongly encouraged to request a pre- 
application review at a regular business meeting of the Wilmington Planning 
Board. If such a review is requested, the Planning Board shall invite the 
Conservation Commission, Board of Health, Historical Commission, and other 
bodies as appropriate. The purpose of a pre-application meeting is to minimize 
the applicant's cost of engineering and other technical experts, and to commence 
negotiations with the Planning Board at the earliest possible stage in the 
development. At the pre-application review, the applicant may outline the 
proposed CSD, seek preliminary feedback from the Planning Board, other Boards 
and Commissions, or other experts. The applicant may also set a timetable for 
submittal of a formal application. At the request of the applicant, and at the 
expense of the applicant, the Planning Board may engage technical experts to 
review the informal plans of the applicant and to facilitate submittal of a 
formal application for a CSD permit. 

8.4.2 Submittals. In order to facilitate review of the proposed CSD at the 
pre-application stage, applicants are encouraged to submit the following 
information . 

8.4.2.1 Site Context Map. This map illustrates the parcel in connection to its 
surrounding neighborhood. Based upon existing data sources and field 
inspections, it should show various kinds of major natural resource areas or 
features that cross parcel lines or that are located on adjoining lands. This 
map enables the Planning Board to understand the site in relation to what is 
occurring on adjacent properties. 

8.4.2.2 Existing Conditions/Site Analysis Map. This map familiarizes officials 
with existing conditions on the property. Based upon existing data sources and 
field inspections, this base map locates and describes noteworthy resources that 
should be left protected through sensitive subdivision layouts. Resources 
depicted on the existing conditions maps should include wetlands, riverfront 
areas, floodplains and steep slopes, but may also include mature un-degraded 
woodlands, hedgerows, farmland, unique or special wildlife habitats, historic or 
cultural features (such as old structures or stone walls), unusual geologic 
formations and scenic views into and out from the property. By overlaying this 
plan onto a development plan the parties involved can clearly see where 
conservation priorities and desired development overlap/conf lict . 

8.4.2.3 Other Information. In addition, applicants are invited to submit the 
information set forth in Section 8.6.1 in a form acceptable to the Planning 
Board . 

8.4.3 Site Visit. Applicants are very strongly encouraged to request a site 
visit by the Planning Board and/or the Planning and Conservation Director in 
order to facilitate pre-application review of the CSD. If such a site visit is 
requested, the Planning Board shall invite the Conservation Commission, Board of 
Health, the Historical Commission, and other bodies as appropriate. 

8.4.4 Design Criteria. The parties should discuss the design process and 
criteria set forth below in Section 8.5 at the pre-application conference and 
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8.5 Design Process 



At the time of the application for a special permit for a CSD project in 
conformance with Section 8.6 the applicant shall demonstrate to the Planning 
Board that the following Design Process was performed by a registered Landscape 
Architect, and that this process was considered in determining the layout of 
proposed open space, house sites, streets, and trails. 

8.5.1 Step One: Identify Conservation Areas. Identify preservation land in 
two steps. First, identify and delineate Primary Conservation Areas, such as 
wetlands, riverfront areas, and floodplains regulated by state or federal law or 
local by-law, as well as vernal pools and direct recharge areas for public water 
supply wells. Also identify Secondary Conservation areas, including steep 
slopes, mature woodlands, agricultural land, meadows, significant wildlife 
habitat, historical and archaeological features, and scenic views on to or off 
of the site. Second, identify and delineate Potentially Developable Areas. To 
the maximum extent feasible, the Potentially Developable Area shall consist of 
land outside of the Primary and Secondary Conservation Areas. 

8.5.2 Step Two: Locate House Sites. Locate the approximate sites of 
individual houses within the Potentially Developable Area and include the 
delineation of private yards and shared amenities, so as to reflect an 
integrated community. The number of homes enjoying the amenities of the 
development (views, abutting common open space, etc.) should be maximized. 

8.5.3 Step Three: Align the Streets and Trails. Align streets in order to 
efficiently access the house lots and minimize impacts to Primary and Secondary 
Conservation Areas. Also lay out new pedestrian trails to create connections 
among houses, conservation areas, and existing and future streets, sidewalks and 
trails. 

8.5.4 Step Four: Lot Lines. Draw in the lot lines and delineate the common 
open space . 

8 . 6 Procedures 

8.6.1 Application. An Application for a special permit for a Conservation 
Subdivision Design project shall be submitted on the form(s) provided by the 
Planning Board in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Board. 
Applicants for a CSD special permit shall also submit to the Planning Board 16 
copies of a Concept Plan. 

8.6.2 The Concept Plan shall include a Sketch Plan and a Yield Plan (see 
section 8.7). The applicant shall submit both the Site Context Map and Existing 
Conditions/site Analysis Map prepared according to Section 8.4.2 above. 
Additional information reasonably necessary to make the determinations and 
assessments cited herein shall be provided, including existing site contour maps 
and existing soil maps. 

8.6.2.1 Sketch Plan: The Sketch Plan shall be prepared by a registered 
Landscape Architect, or by a multidisciplinary team of which one member must be 
a registered Landscape Architect. The Sketch Plan shall identify Primary and 
Secondary Conservation Areas, and shall address the general features of the 
land, and give approximate configurations of the lots, open space, roadways, and 
trails. The Sketch Plan shall demonstrate the four-step design process 
described in Section 8.5 above, and the Design Standards outlined in Section 
8.10 below. The Sketch Plan shall include the following: 

a. The subdivision name, boundaries, north point, date, legend, title "Concept 
Plan," and scale. 

b. The names of the record owner, the applicant, and the name of the registered 
landscape architect who prepared the plan. 



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c. The names, approximate location, and widths of adjacent streets. 

d. The proposed topography of the land shown at a contour interval no greater 
than 2 feet in areas proposed for development, and no greater than ten feet 
in areas that will not be developed or altered. Elevations shall be referred 
to mean sea level. 

e. The location of existing landscape features, including wetlands; forests; 
fields; meadows; riverfront areas; water bodies; archaeological and historic 
structures or features; rock outcrops; stone walls; high points; views; major 
tree groupings; noteworthy tree specimens; rare habitats; and habitats of 
rare, endangered, or threatened wildlife. Proposals for all features to be 
preserved, demolished, removed, or relocated shall be noted on the Sketch 
Plan . 

f . All on-site local, state, and federal regulatory resource areas and buffer 
zones. All wetland flag locations shall be numbered and placed on the Sketch 
Plan. 

g. Lines showing proposed private residential lots, as delineated during Step 
Four of the Design Process (Section 8.5.4), with approximate areas and 
dimensions . 

h. The location of all existing and proposed features and amenities, including 
trails, recreation areas, pedestrian and bicycle paths, community buildings, 
and off street parking areas. A brief narrative shall be provided, as 
necessary, to explain features on the plan. 

i. The existing and proposed lines of streets, ways, common driveways, 
easements, and any parcel of land intended to be dedicated for public use or 
to be reserved by deed covenant for use of all property owners in the 
subdivision, or parcels of land or lots to be used for any purpose other than 
private residential uses, shall be so designated within the subdivision in a 
general manner. 

j . Proposed roadway grades . 

k. In general, official soil percolation tests for the purpose of citing 

wastewater treatment options are not required for the Concept Plan. However, 
a narrative explanation shall be prepared by a certified Professional 
Engineer detailing the proposed wastewater systems that will be utilized by 
the development and its likely impacts on-site and to any abutting parcels of 
land. For example, the narrative will specify whether individual on-site 
systems (conventional or alternative Title 5 systems) , shared on-site 
systems, or any combination of these or other methods will be used. 

1. A narrative explanation prepared by a certified Professional Engineer 

proposing systems for stormwater drainage and its likely impacts on-site and 
to any abutting parcels of land. For example, the narrative will identify 
the structural and non- structural engineering methods that will be used and 
the number of any detention/ retention basins or infiltrating catch basins; it 
is not intended to include specific pipe sizes. Any information needed to 
justify this proposal should be included in the narrative. The approximate 
location of any stormwater management detention/retention basins shall be 
shown on the plan and accompanied by a conceptual landscaping plan. Specific 
stormwater management design information is not required for the Concept 
Plan. However, the development must meet the stormwater managem.ent standards 
outlined in the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act (regardless of whether 
the project falls under Wetlands Protection Act jurisdiction) . Approval of 
the Planning Board will be contingent on the development meeting these 
standards. The development must also meet any applicable local stormwater 
management by-laws in effect at the time of application. 

m. A narrative explanation prepared by a certified Professional Engineer 
detailing the proposed drinking water supply system. 

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n. A narrative explanation of the proposed quality, quantity, use, and ownership 
of the open space. Open Space parcels shall be clearly shown on the plan. 

o. All proposed landscaped and buffer areas shall be noted on the plan and 
generally explained in a narrative. 

p. A list of all legal documents necessary for implementation of the proposed 
development, including any conservation restrictions, land transfers, and 
master deeds, with an accompanying narrative explaining their general 
purpose . 

q. A narrative indicating all requested waivers, reduction, and modifications as 
permitted within the requirements of this by-law. 

8.6.2.2 Yield Plan: Applicant shall submit a narrative explanation detailing 
the results of the determination of any proposed allocation of yield determined 
according to Section 8.7, Basic Maximum Number, below. 

8.6.3 Relation between Concept Plan and Definitive Subdivision Plan: The 
Concept Plan special permit shall be reconsidered if there is substantial 
variation between the Definitive Subdivision Plan and the Concept Plan, as 
determined by the Planning Board. If the Planning Board finds that a 
substantial variation exists, it shall hold a public hearing on the 
modifications to the Concept Plan. A substantial variation shall be any of the 
following : 

8.6.3.1 Any increase in the number of building lots or the number of housing 
units ; 

8.6.3.2 A significant (>10%) decrease in the open space acreage; 

8.6.3.3 A significant change in the lot layout; 

8.6.3.4 A significant change in the general development pattern which adversely 
affects natural landscape features and open space preservation, including a 
significant increase in the amount of land proposed to be cleared of trees 
(either temporarily or permanently) ; 

8.6.3.5 Significant changes to the stormwater management facilities; 

8.6.3.6 Significant changes in the wastewater management systems; or 

8.7 Basic Maximum Number of Housing Units 

8.7.1 The Basic Maximum Number of Housing Units shall be no greater than the 
number of single-family units permissible under conventional subdivision 
development. The Basic Maximum Number of Units shall be derived from a Yield 
Plan. The Yield Plan shall show the maximum number of single-family house lots 
that could be created upon the site through a conventional subdivision of land. 
The Yield Plan shall contain a level of detail sufficient to determine the 
maximum yield of a tract. Yield Plans shall demonstrate conformity to all 
zoning, health, and environmental regulations, including dimensional 
requirements, maximum impervious surface, property line setbacks, wetland 
setbacks, riverfront restrictions. Title 5 requirements, local or state 
stormwater management requirements, and design and construction requirements 
outlined in the Wilmington Subdivision Rules and Regulations. 

8.7.2 The proponent shall have the burden of proof with regard to the Basic 
Maximum number of lots (or dwelling units) resulting from the design and 
engineering specifications shown on the Yield Plan. 

8.8 Reduction of Dimensional Requirements 

The Planning Board encourages applicants to modify lot size, shape, and other 
dimensional requirements for lots within a CSD, subject to the following 
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8.8.1 Lots having reduced area or frontage shall not have frontage on a street 
other than a street created by the CSD; provided, however, that the Planning 
Board may waive this requirement where it is determined that such reduced lot(s) 
will further the goals of this by-law. 

8.8.2 At least 50% of the required setbacks for the district shall be 
maintained in the CSD unless a reduction is otherwise authorized by the Planning 
Board . 

8.8.3 Lot frontage shall not be less than 50 feet. The Planning Board may 
waive this requirement where it is determined that such reduced frontage will 
further the goals of the by-law. 

8 . 9 Open Space Requirements 

8.9.1 Open Space. A minimum of fifty percent (50%) of the tract shown on the 
development plan shall be open space. Any proposed open space- -unless conveyed 
to the Town of Wilmington, the Wilmington Conservation Commission, or a local or 
regional open space land trust- -shall be subject to a permanent recorded deed 
restriction enforceable by the town, providing that such land shall be 
perpetually kept in an open state, that it shall be preserved exclusively for 
the purposes set forth herein, and that it shall be maintained in a manner which 
will ensure its suitability for its intended purposes. 

8.9.1.1 The percentage of the open space that is wetland shall not 
significantly exceed the percentage of the entire tract which is wetland; 
provided, however, that the applicant may include a greater percentage of 
wetlands in such open space upon a demonstration that such inclusion promotes 
the purposes of this by-law. 

8.9.1.2 The open space shall be contiguous. Contiguous shall be defined as 
being connected. Open space will still be considered connected if it is 
separated by a roadway, driveway, pathway, or accessory amenity. The Planning 
Board may waive this requirement for all or part of the required open space 
where it is determined that allowing non-contiguous open space will promote the 
goals of this by-law and/or protect identified primary and secondary 
conservation areas . 

8.9.1.3 The bulk of the open space shall not be in buffer strips, undeveloped 
"fingers" between house lots, or other narrow linear forms. 

8.9.1.4 The open space shall be used primarily for wildlife habitat, 
conservation, and passive recreation. The Planning Board shall also permit 
where appropriate the following uses: historic preservation, outdoor education, 
active recreation, parks, agriculture, horticulture, or a combination of these 
uses. The open space shall be served by suitable access for all stated 
purposes. If the open space is conveyed to the town. Conservation Commission, 
or a local or regional land trust, provisions for public access shall be made, 
including signage. The Planning Board may permit up to 10% of the open space to 
be paved or built upon for structures accessory to the dedicated use or uses of 
such open space (i.e., pedestrian walks, bike paths, and parking for public 
visitors to the open space) . 

8.9.1.5 Wastewater disposal facilities and stormwater management systems 
serving the CSD may be located within the open space. Surface systems, such as 
retention and detention ponds, and buildings housing wastewater disposal 
facilities shall not qualify towards the minimum open space required. Land upon 
which wastewater disposal facilities (including leach fields) are located shall 
remain under the possession of a homeowners ' association or similar entity 
dedicated to the maintenance of such facilities. 

8.9.2 Ownership of the Open Space. The open space shall, at the Planning 
Board's election, be conveyed to: 

8.9.2.1 The town or its Conservation Commission; 



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8.9.2.2 A nonprofit organization, the principal purpose of which is the 
conservation of open space and any of the purposes for such open space set forth 
above ; 

8.9.2.3 A corporation or trust owned jointly or in common by the owners of lots 
within the CSD . If such a trust or corporation is utilized, ownership thereof 
shall pass with conveyance of the house lots (or condominiums) in perpetuity. 
Maintenance of such open space and facilities shall be permanently guaranteed by 
such corporation or trust which shall provide for mandatory assessments for 
maintenance expenses to each lot. Each such trust or corporation shall be 
deemed to have assented to allow the town to perform maintenance of such open 
space and facilities, if the trust or corporation fails to provide adequate 
maintenance, and shall grant the town an easement for this purpose. In such 
event, the town shall first provide fourteen (14) days written notice to the 
trust or corporation as to the inadequate maintenance, and, if the trust or 
corporation fails to complete such maintenance, the town may perform it. Each 
individual deed, and the deed or trust or articles of incorporation, shall 
include provisions designed to effect these provisions. Documents creating such 
trust or corporation shall be submitted to the Planning Board for approval, and 
shall thereafter be recorded. 

8.10 Design Standards 

The following Generic and Site Specific Design Standards shall apply to all CSD 
developments and shall govern the development and design process: 

8.10.1 Generic Design Standards 

8.10.1.1 The landscape shall be preserved in its natural state, insofar as 
practicable, by minimizing tree and soil removal. Any grade changes shall be in 
keeping with the general appearance of the neighboring developed areas. The 
orientation of individual building sites shall be such as to maintain maximum 
natural topography and cover. Topography, tree cover, and natural drainage ways 
shall be treated as fixed determinants of road and lot configuration rather than 
as malleable elements that can be changed to permit a conventional development 
pattern . 

8.10.1.2 Streets shall be designed and located in such a manner as to maintain 
and preserve natural topography, significant landmarks, and trees; to minimize 
cut and fill; and to preserve and enhance views and vistas on or off the subject 
parcel . 

8.10.1.3 Mixed-use development shall be related harmoniously to the terrain and 
the use, scale, and architecture of existing buildings in the vicinity that have 
functional or visual relationship to the proposed buildings. Proposed buildings 
shall be related to their surroundings. 

8.10.1.4 All open space (landscaped and usable) shall be designed to add to the 
visual amenities of the area by maximizing its visibility for persons passing 
the site or overlooking it from nearby properties. 

8.10.1.5 The removal or disruption of historic, traditional or significant 
uses, structures, or architectural elements shall be minimized insofar as 
practicable, whether these exist on the site or on adjacent properties. 

8.10.2 Site Specific Design Standards 

8.10.2.1 Mix of Housing Types. The CSD may consist of single - f ami ly (attached 
or detached), two-family and multi-family residential structures, or a 
combination of these housing types. A multi-family structure shall not contain 
more than 6 dwelling units. 

8.10.2.2 Where the CSD development will include a mix of housing types, the 
developer shall seek to place single family houses towards the perimeter of the 
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within the site, residential structures shall be oriented toward the street 
serving the premises and not the required parking area. 

8.10.2.3 Multi-family structures shall be consistent in scale, size, and height 
with nearby single- family structures, both on and off site. 

8.10.2.4 Parking. Each dwelling unit shall be served by two (2) off-street 
parking spaces, except where the development is located within 1/2 mile of an 
MBTA commuter rail station, in which case each dwelling unit shall be served by 
no less than 1.5 off-street parking spaces. Parking spaces in front of garages 
may count in this computation. Resident parking for multi-family structures 
shall be placed to the side or rear of the building, and the primary 
pedestrian/visitor entrance shall face the street. All parking areas with 
greater than 6 spaces shall be screened from view. 

8.10.2.5 Developers are encouraged to provide outdoor living spaces, such as 
porches, on the front of residential structures, facing the street. 

8.10.2.6 Buffer Areas. A vegetated buffer area of 30 feet shall be provided at 
the following locations: (a) the perimeter of the property where it abuts 
residentially zoned and occupied properties; (b) Conservation Areas, including 
ponds, wetlands, streams and riverfront areas, agricultural or recreational 
fields, and land held for conservation purposes; and (c) existing public ways. 
Driveways necessary for access and egress to and from the tract may cross such 
buffer areas. No vegetation in this buffer area will be disturbed, destroyed or 
removed, except for normal maintenance of structures and landscapes approved as 
part of the project. The Planning Board may modify or waive the buffer 
requirement in these locations when it determines that a smaller buffer (or no 
buffer) will suffice to accomplish the objectives set forth herein. 

8.10.2.7 Drainage and Stormwater Management. All CSD developments shall 
conform to the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act Stormwater Management 
Standards (regardless of whether the project falls under Wetlands Protection Act 
jurisdiction) as well as any local stormwater by-laws. Developers shall seek to 
reduce the amount of impervious surface through the use of shared driveways, 
parking lots of gravel or pervious pavement, and reduction in the width of 
streets. Development shall not increase the peak rate of discharge for the 2- 
year, 10-year, and 100-year storms. Stormwater management systems shall 
recharge to groundwater as much water as possible. Appropriate water quality 
treatment best management practices shall be used for runoff from roads and 
driveways. All rooftop runoff shall be infiltrated on site. A landscape 
architect should be employed to develop screening and landscaping for structural 
stormwater management facilities (swales, detention ponds, etc.) 

8.10.2.8 Roadways. Developers shall balance the need to minimize the amount of 
paved surface on the site with the need to route roadways carefully in order to 
minimize environmental impact. Developers shall establish a right-of-way no 
greater than 50 feet. The Planning Board will consider permitting reduction of 
roadway width or other Roadway and Driveway Design Requirements (outlined in the 
Rules and Regulations Governing the Subdivision of Land) in order to reduce 
environmental impacts of the development, so long as the proponent demonstrates 
that such reduction will not decrease pedestrian and vehicular safety and/or 
impeded access for emergency vehicles. 

8.10.2.9 Common/Shared Driveways. Common or shared driveways are permitted in 
CSD developments. Driveways serving single residences shall be 10-12 feet in 
width, and those serving multiple residences 16-20 feet in width, unless the 
proponent demonstrates that increased widths are necessary to ensure vehicular 
and pedestrian safety or to provide access for emergency vehicles . 

8.10.2.10 Pedestrian and Bicycle Connections. Walkways and bicycle paths shall 
be provided to link residences with parking areas, open spaces, and recreation 
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site land uses, including nearby key destinations (schools, neighborhood 
activity centers, recreational facilities) and existing or proposed segments of 
the town's trail network. 

8.10.2.11 Disturbed Areas. Not more than 50% of the site shall be disturbed 
areas. A disturbed area is any land not left in its natural state. Undisturbed 
areas may be within the common open space or within individual house lots . 

8.10.2.12 Landscaping. Developers shall employ a landscape architect to design 
landscape features harmonious with the site's natural state and will make water 
conservation a priority for the landscape design. Drought-resistant plantings 
are strongly encouraged. The size of individual and common lawns should be 
minimized. Developers are encouraged to use natural, low-maintenance grasses 
and meadow plantings for open areas. 

8.11 Decision of the Planning Board 

The Planning Board may grant a special permit for a proposed CSD development if 
it determines that the proposed project has less detrimental impact on the 
property and surrounding areas than a conventional development proposed for the 
tract, after considering the following factors: 

8.11.1 Whether the CSD achieves greater flexibility and creativity in the 
design of residential developments than a conventional plan; 

8.11.2 Whether the CSD promotes permanent preservation of open space, 
agricultural land, forestry land, other natural resources including water bodies 
and wetlands, and historical and archaeological resources; 

8.11.3 Whether the use of CSD reduces the impacts of development on the Ipswich 
River and other water bodies, through the reduction of water consumption, by 
minimizing impervious surfaces, and through the use of on-site or decentralized 
wastewater management systems. 

8.11.4 Whether the CSD promotes a less sprawling and more efficient form of 
development that consumes less open land and conforms to existing topography and 
natural features better than a conventional subdivision; 

8.11.5 Whether the CSD reduces the total amount of disturbance on the site; 

8.11.6 Whether the CSD furthers the goals and policies of the open space plan 
and Wilmington Master Plan; 

8.11.7 Whether the CSD facilitates the construction and maintenance of streets, 
utilities, and public service in a more economical and efficient manner; 

8.11.8 Whether the CSD contributes to increasing the diversity of available 
housing in Wilmington; 

8.11.9 Whether the Concept Plan and its supporting narrative documentation 
complies with all sections of this zoning by-law; or do anything in relation 
thereto . 

Motion by Scott C. Garrant , "I move that the town vote to amend Article 24 
as follows : 

Section 8.2.1 - Add the following language: 

This Conservation Subdivision Design By-law is an option for any proposed 
subdivision . 

Section 8.2.2. Add the following language: 

After submittal, the developer maintains the option of proceeding with 
either a conservation subdivision or a conventional subdivision. 



Section 8.2.3 Delete in its entirety. 



Re-number Section 8.2.4 to 8.2.3 



Re-number Section 8.2.5 to 8.2.4 and add the following language: or site 
control . 

Re-number Section 8.2.6 to 8.2.5. 
Re-number Section 8.2.7 to 8.2.6. 

Section 8.6.1 Insert the word subdivision in the first sentence prior to 
the phrase - rules and regulations of the Board. 

Section 8.6.2.1 (1) Delete the following language: 

The development must also meet any applicable local stormwater management 
by-laws in effect at the time of application. 

Section 8.9.1 Replace 50% with 35%. 

Section 8.9.1.5 Delete in its entirety and replace with the following 
language: Wastewater disposal facilities and stormwater management 
systems serving the CSD may be located within the open space. However, 
these systems shall not qualify towards the minimum open space required. 
Land upon which wastewater disposal facilities (including leach fields) 
are located shall remain under the possession of a homeowners' association 
or similar entity dedicated to the maintenance of such facilities even if 
the balance of the open space is conveyed to another entity. 

Section 8.10.1.1 Delete in its entirety and replace with the following 
language: The landscape, including topography, tree cover and natural 
drainage ways, shall be preserved in its natural state, insofar as 
practicable, by minimizing tree and soil removal. Any grade changes shall 
be in keeping with the general appearance of the neighboring developed 
areas. The orientation of individual building sites shall be such as to 
maintain maximum natural topography and cover. 

Section 8.10.1.2 Add the following language: insofar as practicable. 

Section 8.10.2.3 Delete in its entirety and replace with the following 
language: Multifamily structures shall be sited and screened to minimize 
any potential negative visual impact on abutting single-family structures, 
both on and off site. 

Section 8.10.2.7 Delete the following language at the end of the first 
sentence: as well as any local stormwater by-laws. 

Section 8.10.2.11 Replace 50% with 65% . 

Finance Committee recommends approval of this article based upon Planning 
Board recommendations . Planning Board recommends approval of this 
article. The purpose of this article is to protect open space, forest, 
wildlife habitat, wetlands, historical resources and community character 
by allowing greater flexibility and creativity in the design of 
residential developments. There would be no increased density. Selectman 
Michael V. McCoy disagreed with section to allow retail businesses in land 
predominantly residential. Much discussion regarding this article. 
Quincy Vale offered an amendment to add reference to Energy Star Homes. 
Moderator ruled out of order, beyond scope of article. Ann Yurek stated 
this is an attempt to improve things. Kevin Brander stated that this 
article developed with Master Plan Committee and all agreed this is the 
direction we need to go. Motion seconded and voted as amended. Yes 144 
No 51. Motion passed. 



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ARTICLE 2 5 . (drawn as #22) To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-law and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by 
adopting a nev; Section 6.9 Body Art District as follows: 

6.9 Body Art District: 

6.5.1 Purpose and Intent: It is the purpose and intent of this section to 
address and mitigate che secondary effects of the body art activities referenced 
herein, such as adverse impacts on public health, negative impact on retail 
business cliir.ate, and negative impact on residential and commercial property 
values. The provisions of this section have neither the purpose nor intent of 
imposing a limitation or restriction on freedom of expression as protected by 
the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and all other laws related 
thereto . 

6.5.2 The Body Art District is herein established as an overlay district and 
shall be superimposed on the other districts established by this by-law. Body 
Art shall be prohibited at any other location in town. 

Boundaries: Boundaries of the Body Art District are shown on the Zoning Map and 
included the following parcels as identified on the 1999 Assessor's Map R-3 : 
Parcels 25, 25A, 29, 29A, 29B, 29C, 39, 44, 44A, 49, 50A, SOB, 401 and 402. 

6.9.3 Definitions: 

Body Art means the practice of physical body adornment using, but not limited 
to, the following techniques: body piercing, tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, 
branding, and scarification. This definition includes piercing of the outer 
perimeter of the ear, but does not include piercing of the earlobe with pre- 
sterilized single-use stud- and clasp ear-piercing systems. This definition 
does not include practices that are considered medical procedures by the Board 
of Registration in Medicine, such as implants under the skin. 

6.9.4 Special Permit: 

No body art shall be allowed except by a special permit granted by the Board of 
Appeals. The Board of Appeals shall grant a special permit only upon the 
determination that the location and design are in harmony with its surroundings 
and that adequate safeguards exist through licensing or other means to assure on 
a continuing basis that do not have primary or secondary negative impacts on the 
community and will not involve minors in any v/ay. 

6.9.5 The application for a special perrr-.it for body art must include the 
following information: 

6.9.5.1 Name and address of the legal ov.-ner of the proposed establishment. 

6.9.5.2 Name and address of the legal owner of the property. 

6.9.5.3 Name and address of all persons having a lawful, equity or security 
interest in the establishment. 

6.9.5.4 Name and address of the manager of the establishment. 

6.9.5.5 The number of employees; and 

6.9.5.6 Proposed provisions for security within and without the establishment. 

6.9.5.7 The physical layout of the interior of the establishment. 

6.9.6 Any body art special permit issued under this by-law shall lapse within 
one (1) year if substantial use thereof has not sooner commenced except for good 
cause or in the case of a permit for construction, if construction has not begun 
by such date except for good cause, excepting only any time required to pursue 
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6.9.7 Invalidity: Any section of this by-law, or portion thereof, declared 
invalid shall not affect the validity or application of the remainder of the by- 
law; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Gregory P. Erickson, Board of Health Director reads the same as 
the above article. Finance Committee recommends approval based upon 
Planning Board recommendations. Planning Board recommends approval. This 
article will enable the town to control where body art establishments are 
located. Mr. Erickson stated right now they are allowed to operate 
anywhere in Wilmington. We are asking it be limited to the adult use 
zone. The Ballardvale Street area is dominated by large industrial 
companies. Wilmington adopted adult zone five years ago, and it is 
unlikely someone would open a tattoo business in that type of high-rent 
district stated Town Manager, Michael Caira. Motion seconded and so 
voted. Moderator declared 2/3rds vote. 

ARTICLE 26 . (drawn as #1) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by 
the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Conservation Commission. 
Said parcels are described as Map 50, Parcels 29, 32 and 34; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move that the town vote to authorize 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels 
of land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the 
Conservation Commission. Said parcels are described as Map 50, Parcels 
29, 32 and 34." Finance Committee recommends approval based upon Planning 
Board recommendations. Planning Board recommends approval. All of these 
lots are in wetland and some are in riverfront areas and floodplain. They 
also abut other conservation lands. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously . 

ARTICLE 21 . (drawn as #10) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by 
the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Conservation Commission. 
Said parcels are described as Map 9, Parcels 23, 40, 70 and 76, Map 8, Parcels 
56, 57, 58, 60A, 60B, 62A, 64 and 82 and Map 7, Parcels 25A and 4BB; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land 
owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Conservation 
Commission. Said parcels are described as Map 9, Parcels 23, 40, 70 and 
76, Map 8, Parcels 56, 57, 58, 60A, 60B, 62A, 64 and 82 and Map 7, Parcel 
2 5A. " Finance Committee recommends approval based upon Planning Board 
recommendation to exclude Map 7, Parcel 4 8B. Planning Board recommends 
approval of this article with the elimination of Map 7, Parcel 48B. These 
are all wetland parcels and several are also within state-mapped 
endangered species habitat. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 28 . (drawn as #7) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by 
the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Conservation Commission. 
Said parcels are described as Map 10, Parcels 18, 28, 29, 30, 30A, 33, 34, 35A, 
43, 46, 47, 54A, 55, 56, 60 and 61; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to authorize 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels 
of land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the 
Conservation Commission. Said parcels are described as Map 10, Parcels 



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18, 28, 29, 30, 30A, 33, 34, 35A, 43, 46, 47, 54A, 55, 56, 60 and 61." 
Finance Committee recommends approval based upon Planning Board 
recommendations. Planning Board recommends approval of this article. 
These parcels are all located in the vicinity of Buckingham Street in the 
Lubbers Brook headwater area. These parcels are wetland and many are 
within endangered species habitat, floodplain and riverfront areas. 
Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 29 . (drawn as #20) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by 
the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Conservation Commission. 
Said parcels are described as Map 6, Parcels 14, 28, 29, 30, 31, 41, 42A, 45, 
57, 61, 65 and 67; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to authorize 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels 
of land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the 
Conservation Commission. Said parcels are described as Map 6, Parcels 14, 
28, 29, 30, 31, 41, 42A, 45, 57, 61, 65 and 67." Finance Committee 
recommends approval based upon Planning Board recommendations. Planning 
Board recommends approval of this article. All of these parcels abut 
existing conservation land. Parcels 57, 61, 65 and 67 are wetland. The 
others are upland, but are mostly ledge and unlikely to be buildable. 
Several of these parcels could possibly provide access to the large 
conservation area that they abut. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously . 

ARTICLE 30 . (drawn as #9) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by 
the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Conservation Commission. 
Said parcels are described as Map 104, Parcels 23, 24, 37, 39, 40 and 41; or do 
anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Scott C. Garrant, "I move that the town vote to authorize 
transfer of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels 
of land owned by the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the 
Conservation Commission. Said parcels are described as Map 104, Parcels 
23, 24, 37, 39, 40 and 41." Finance Committee recommends approval based 
upon Planning Board recommendations . Planning Board recommends approval 
of this article. These parcels are in the "Lost Colony" and contain three 
vernal pools that are in the process of being certified by the 
Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program. Motion 
seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 31 . (drawn as #25) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by 
the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town of 
Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for any 
municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 3 OB; and further that the Selectmen be 
and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as is 
owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as shall be 
determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By- 
laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said parcels and 
interest are described as Map 35, Parcel 21; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Jeanette Tighe on behalf of her son. He owns a house in 
Tewksbury which is adjacent to this land in Wilmington. Motion reads the 
same as the above article. Finance Committee recommends approval of this 
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the Planning Board. Planning Board recommends approval of this article 
pending recommendation of fair market value. Town Manager declares this 
parcel surplus to the needs of the town. Fair market value $4,200 
declared by Assessor, Mr. Moynihan. Motion seconded and so voted, 
unanimously . 

ARTICLE 3 2 . (drawn as #27) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by 
the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town of 
Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for any 
municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 3 OB; and further that the Selectmen be 
and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as is 
owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as shall be 
determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By- 
laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said parcels and 
interest are described as Map 44, Parcel 53, or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Mrs. Nancy Cole, 34 Brand Avenue, to withdraw this article. 
Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3 3 . (drawn as #19) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by 
the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town of 
Wilmington, said land having been determined to be no longer needed for any 
municipal purpose, and for the express purpose of conveying the same, all in 
accordance with the General Laws Chapter 3 OB; and further that the Selectmen be 
and are hereby authorized to grant and convey such interest in the land as is 
owned by the Town of Wilmington and upon such terms and conditions as shall be 
determined by the Selectmen in accordance with Chapter 3, Section 16 of the By- 
laws of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wilmington Revised. Said parcels and 
interest are described as Map 32, Parcel 8; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Stephen Bicheler, reads the same as above article. Finance 
Committee recommends disapproval based upon Planning Board 
recommendations. Planning Board recommends disapproval of this Article 
consistent with Property Review Board recommendation. This 3,200 square 
foot parcel is adjacent to two small parcels under the control of the 
Conservation Commission (parcels 9 and 10) that are at least partly 
wetland. The eventual transfer of the petitioned parcel would enhance the 
conservation value of these parcels. Town Manager declared this parcel 
surplus to needs of the town. Greg Erickson, Board of Health Director, 
supports this article to take care of a problem with old foundation of 
this property. Fair market value declared by Assessor, Mr. Moynihan, 
$3,200. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 34 . (drawn as #3) To see if the town will vote to authorize transfer 
of the care, custody, management and control of certain parcels of land owned by 
the Town of Wilmington hereinafter described to the Selectmen of the Town of 
Wilmington, said land having been approved for sale at a previous Town Meeting. 
We, the residents of Wilmington, request that the parcel described as Map 67, 
Parcel 72 be transferred back to the status of conservation land for the purpose 
of open space, due to the lack of open area for residents and the impact on 
resident-owned wetlands and properties; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Paul Fitzpatrick, amended to read, to see if the town will vote 
to revoke the action of a previous Town Meeting. He stated there is a 
water problem in this area and that building on this lot would severely 
impact the neighborhood. These are unaccepted streets. We wish the land 
to remain conservation for water retention. Lynn Duncan, Planning Board, 



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the town has an opportunity to build an affordable house. She showed 
slides to Town Meeting of other affordable homes in the community. The 
lot conforms to the zoning. Ray Forest, Affordable Housing Partnership 
spoke in favor of building an affordable home. Mr. Semmler showed 
pictures from the neighborhood relative to water problems. Much 
discussion was heard on this article both for and against. Motion to move 
the question. So voted. Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning 
Board recommends disapproval of this article. The Planning Board supports 
the development of one single family affordable home as voted at the 1994 
Annual Town Meeting. The Wilmington Housing Partnership has been working 
for the past two years on this project. Town Meeting approval will only 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to dispose of the property. The 
neighborhood and Board of Selectmen will have further opportunity to 
review proposed plans. The Planning Board supports allowing the process 
to go forward. Motion seconded and standing vote taken. Yes 187 No 62. 
Article approved as amended. 

ARTICLE 35 . (drawn as #2) To see if the town will vote to remove certain 
restrictions as contained in a deed from the Town of Wilmington to Herbert 
Mason, dated June 12, 1978, and recorded with the Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds at Book 2338, Page 377 as they effect a certain parcel of land 
in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, being bounded and described as 
follows : 



Northerly by Nickerson Avenue, 50 feet; 

Easterly by Lot 310, 100 feet; 

Southerly by Lot 279 and Lot 278, 5 feet; 

Westerly by Lot 313, 100 feet. 



Being Lots 311 and 312, containing 5,000 square feet more or less, substantially 
as shown on a plan entitled "Westwood Park, Wilmington, Mass., owned by E . C. 
Linn, Office 1352 Beacon Street, Brookline, Mass., Scale 50' = 1", May 22, 1926, 
P. F. Smith, C.E., copy D.W.F." The above -referenced parcel is a portion of 
Assessor's Map 72, Parcel 18A; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Letter was received from the petitioner requesting withdrawal of this 
article. Motion by George Hooper, Finance Committee, "I move to pass over 
this article." Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 36 . (drawn as #6) To see if the town will vote to accept the layout of 
a portion of the extension of Burtt Road from the easterly line of Parcel I to 
the Wilmington/Andover town line, said portion of the layout and said Parcel I 
being more fully depicted on a plan entitled "Layout and Taking Plan in Andover 
and Wilmington, Massachusetts by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Scale 1" = 100 
feet; dated December 18, 1996," and filed with the Town Clerk; and to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, conveyance, purchase or taking by 
eminent domain, fees, easements and such other interests as may be necessary for 
highway purposes in the following described parcels of land: 

Parcel H-2 containing 21,368 square feet as shown on said plan. 
Parcel I containing 8,980 square feet as shown on said plan; 

and raise from taxation or transfer from available funds, and appropriate the 
sum of $100.00 for said acquisitions by conveyance, purchase or taking by 
eminent domain; or do anything in relation thereto. 

The petitioner was not present. Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move to pass 
over this article." Motion seconded and so voted. 



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ARTICLE 37 . (drawn as #4) To see if the town will vote to accept as a public 
way Mink Run as shown on a Plan of Land entitled "Mink Run Acceptance Plan of 
Land in Wilmington, Mass. prepared for 'Town of Wilmington', dated November 30, 
2 000, by Troy, Mede & Associates, 1455 Main Street, Tewksbury, Mass.," being 
more particularly described as follows: 

Beginning at a point on the westerly side of Hopkins Street at a stonebound set, 
thence running along a curve having a radius of 30.00', a distance of 41.41' to 
a stonebound set; thence running N54°30'00"W a distance of 188.50' to a 
stonebound set; thence running along a curve having a radius of 218.00', a 
distance of 113.51' to a stonebound set; thence running N24°40'00"W a distance 
of 146.00' to a stonebound set; thence running along a curve having a radius of 
485.00' a distance of 217.97' to a stonebound set; thence running N50°25'00"W a 
distance of 78.10' to a stonebound set; thence running along a curve having a 
radius of 58.53', a distance of 42.39' to a stonebound set; thence running along 
a curve in the opposite direction having a radius of 53.00', a distance of 
83.25' to a stonebound set; thence running along another curve in the opposite 
direction having a radius of 30.00', a distance of 25.39' to a stonebound set; 
thence running N50°25'00"W, a distance of 160.84' to a stonebound set; thence 
running along a curve having a radius of 335.00', a distance of 242.84' to a 
stonebound set; thence turning and running S36°29'18"W a distance of 64.35' to a 
point; thence turning and running N87°17'15"E a distance of 37.04' to a 
stonebound set; thence running along a curve having a radius of 285.00', a 
distance of 209.56' to a stonebound set; thence running S50°25'00"E a distance 
of 160.84' to a stonebound set; thence running along a curve having a radius of 
30.00', a distance of 25.39' to a stonebound set; thence running along a curve 
in the opposite direction having a radius of 53.00', a distance of 89.72' to a 
stonebound set; thence running along a curve in the opposite direction having a 
radius of 30.00', a distance of 25.39' to a stonebound set; thence running 
S50°25'00"E a distance of 89.84' to a stonebound set; thence running along a 
curve having a radius of 435.00', a distance of 195.50' to a stonebound set; 
thence running S24°40'00"E a distance of 146.00' to a stonebound set; thence 
running along a curve having a radius of 268.00', a distance of 139.54' to a 
stonebound set; thence running S54°30'00"E a distance of 166.84' to a stonebound 
set; thence running along a curve having a radius of 30.00', a distance of 
52.84' to a stonebound set at Hopkins Street; thence turning and running 
N46°24'58"E a distance of 112.03' to the point of beginning; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Lester Chisholm reads the same as above. Finance Committee 
recommends approval based on Planning Board recommendation. Planning 
Board recommends approval of this article conditional upon completion of 
the roadway. Letter from Mr. Donald Onusseit, DPW Superintendent, 
conditions for approval have not been met. Finance Committee and Planning 
Board recommend disapproval after information from Mr. Onusseit. Mr. 
Chisholm stated he has made the necessary improvements and has used his 
own money. He wished to have road accepted so that he could build homes 
for his children. The town had the necessary bond money at one time to 
finish repairs in Shawsheen Commons. Ray Lepore spoke against acceptance, 
should be all of Shawsheen Commons or nothing. James Rooney spoke for the 
article; he stated this would be a step in the right direction. There 
currently is litigation going on over this issue. Frank West, roads do 
not meet Planning Board standards . Town Manager stated Mink Run Road 
should not be accepted. Motion by John Forest to move the question. So 
voted. Mr. Chisholm stated he has a letter from Water Department 
regarding sewer issues and all defects have been repaired. Vote was Yes 
79 No 162. Article defeated. A motion by Quincy Vale to reconsider was 
also defeated. 



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ARTICLE 38 . (drawn as #24) To see if the town will vote to accept as a town 
way, the layout of Parker Street as recommended by the Planning Board and laid 
out by the Selectmen under the provisions of the law relating to assessment of 
betterments, which layout is filed in the Office of the Town Clerk, and which 
with plans therein mentioned is hereby referred to for more particular 
description; and to authorize the Selectmen to take by right of eminent domain 
such land, slope and drainage or other easements as may be necessary to effect 
the purpose of this article, and to determine how an appropriation shall be 
raised, whether by taxation, transfer from available funds, or by borrowing 
under the provisions of M.G.L. Chapter 44, Section 7, or otherwise, for the 
purpose of engineering and construction of said way, and for the payment of any 
damages resulting from the taking of land and slope easements and other 
easements therefore; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Letter was received from petitioner Shirley Peterson requesting withdrawal 
of this article. Motion by Michael J. Newhouse, "I move to pass over this 
article." Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to amend and add to "The 
Official Map" the following described private ways known as Walnut and Page 
Streets (formerly known as Lenox Street) and laid out by the Board of Surveyors 
and shown on a plan of land recorded at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds in 
Plan Book 26, Plan 36, known as Wilmington Gardens Addition, pursuant to 
Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 81, Sections E, F and G; 

Walnut Street - From the intersection of Walnut Street and Poplar Street a 
distance of 250 feet more or less easterly, from lot numbers 161-154 inclusive 
as shown on a Subdivision Plan, entitled Wilmington Gardens Addition dated June 
12, 1909 and recorded at the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 26, 
Plan 36; 

Page Street - (formerly Lenox Street) - From the intersection of Walnut 
Street and Page Street a distance of 146 feet more or less southerly, from lot 
numbers 154, 183, 182, 181 as shown on a Subdivision Plan, entitled Wilmington 
Gardens Addition dated June 12, 1909 and recorded at the Middlesex North 
Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 26, Plan 36; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Letter was received from the petitioner Mark Nelson, agent for 
George and Mary Nelson, requesting withdrawal of this article. 
Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move to pass over this article." 
Motion seconded and so voted. 

ARTICLE 40 . (drawn as #12) To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to amend 
and add to "The Official Map" the following described private way known as 
Sharon Street (formerly known as Norfolk Street) and laid out by the Board of 
Surveyors and shown on a plan of land recorded at the Middlesex North Registry 
of Deeds in Plan Book 26, Plan 36 known as Wilmington Gardens Addition, pursuant 
to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 81, Section E, F and G; 

Sharon Street - From Walnut Street a distance of 277 feet, southerly from 
lot numbers 227-234 inclusive as shown on a Subdivision Plan, entitled 
Wilmington Gardens Addition dated June 12, 1909 and recorded at the Middlesex 
North Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 26, Plan 36; or do anything in relation 
thereto. 

Letter was received from petitioner Mark Nelson, agent for George and Mary 
Nelson, requesting withdrawal of this article. Motion by Robert J. Cain, 
"I move to pass over this article." Motion seconded and so voted. 



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ARTICLE 41 . (drawn as #21) To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-laws and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting 
to rezone from Residential 20 (R20) to General Business (GB) the following 
described parcel of land: 

The land in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and being one parcel of 
land shown on "Plan of land" in Wilmington, Mass., December 22, 1970, Marion T. 
Murphy and surveyed by Charles S. Maloy, Woburn, Mass. Registered Land Surveyor, 
recorded in Plan Book 120, Plan 1 of Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, 
said parcel being bounded and described as follows : 



Parcel 1 



The certain parcel of land being shown as "B" on said plan bounded: 



Northeasterly 
Southeasterly 
Southwesterly 

Northwesterly 



by Main Street, thirty-five (35) feet, more or less; 
by Lot "A" one hundred- twenty (12 0) feet, more or less; 
by Old Main Street, one hundred sixty-two (162) feet, more 
or less; 

by Lot "C" shown on said plan, one hundred forty-four {1441 
feet; more or less. 



Said Lot "B" contains 12,230 square feet of land; more or less. 

For Petitioner's title, see deed recorded at the Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds in Book 11130, Page 074. The above-referenced parcel is shown 
on Town of Wilmington Assessor's Map 25, Parcel 1; or do anything in relation 
thereto . 



Motion by Michael J. Newhouse on behalf of the petitioner, Thomas Miller, 
who is a non-resident, read the same as above. Mr. Miller wishes to 
rezone this property on Main Street for business use. He will bring water 
down to the property, at which time other property owners in the area will 
be able to utilize. James Rooney spoke on behalf of article. Mr. Miller 
will be obligated to bring water down. Town Counsel stated the zoning 
article stands on its own; there can be no certain assurances. Finance 
Committee recommends disapproval. Planning Board recommends approval. 
General business appears to be the best use for this site. Residential 
use is unlikely given the incompatible land uses. The adjacent site to 
the south was rezoned to GB at the Annual Town Meeting in 2000. Motion 
seconded and so voted. Moderator declared 2/3rds vote. 

ARTICLE 42 . (drawn as #8) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By- 
laws and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by deleting Section 
5.3.4 Hammerhead Lots in its entirety; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Lori Wood, 18 Frederick Drive, "I move that the town vote to 
amend the Zoning By-law and associated Zoning Map of the Town of 
Wilmington by deleting Section 5.3.4 Hammerhead Lots in its entirety." 
Mrs. Wood stated she would like to encourage better planning and help 
preserve open space. Marilyn Pilcher, 443 Middlesex Avenue spoke in 
opposition. She has two acres and would like to build a five room ranch 
in the future . Iva Rideout does not think hammerhead lots are 
appropriate. Suzanne Sullivan wished to amend to allow one hammerhead lot 
to a subdivision. Amendment defeated, declared by Moderator. John 
Forest, supports hammerhead lots. Robert J. Cain stated this article 
deprives people of the right to use their property. Finance Committee 
recommends disapproval based on Planning Board recommendation. Planning 



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Board recommends disapproval. The hammerhead lot provision is a good 
planning tool when used judiciously. It provides reasonable flexibility 
in the development of lots, especially for those individual property 
owners who own a sizable tract of land with limited frontage. Motion 
seconded. Moderator declared article defeated. 

ARTICLE 43 . (drawn as #15) To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-laws and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting 
to rezone from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 20 {R20) the following 
described parcel of land: 

A certain parcel of land together with the buildings thereon, situated at 4 
Factory Road, in Wilmington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts being shown as Lots 
47 and 48 on a plan entitled "Plan of Lands near Wilmington Junction, 
Wilmington, Purchased by Daniel Ayer from James Holton, C. G. Chase and G. W. 
Butterfield Engineers, dated June 8, 1854", recorded at Middlesex North District 
Registry of Deeds, (Middlesex South copies), in Book 5, Page 4, bounded and 
described as follows: 

Southwesterly by Factory Road, three hundred ninety-one and 50/100 
(391.50) feet; 

Northwesterly by Lot 46, as shown on said plan, three hundred (300) 
feet ; 

Northeasterly by Boston & Lowell Railroad, as shown on said plan; and 
Southeasterly by Manufacturers Road, three hundred twenty-eight and 
90/100 (328.90) feet. 

For Petitioner's title see Deed recorded at Middlesex North District Registry of 
Deeds in Book 3436, Page 194. 

The above-referenced property is also shown as Parcel 3 on Assessor's Map 27; or 
do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Henry Diorio reads the same as the above article. He informed 
Town Meeting he would like one house lot for his daughter. Mrs. Diorio 
showed slides concerning their property, which is the only parcel in this 
area zoned R60. Sara Diorio, daughter spoke to the meeting and urged 
passage. John Forest, member of Board of Appeals urged approval. James 
Diorio, a resident urged approval. Finance Committee recommends 
disapproval based on recommendation of Planning Board. Planning Board 
recommends disapproval. The Planning Board has consistently recommended 
against rezoning of back land on Butters Row from R60 to R20. Motion 
seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 44 . (drawn as #26) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning 
By-laws and the associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to 
rezone from General Industry (GI) to Residential District 60 (R60) that portion 
of land located in the existing GI zone shown as Parcels 22, 24, 24A, 27A, 28 
and 2 9A on Assessor's Map R-1; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Suzanne Sullivan reads the same as the above article. Motion 
seconded. Finance Committee recommends approval based upon Planning Board 
recommendations. Planning Board recommends approval of this article. 
These parcels are located adjacent to Martins Brook and are located within 
the Zone II of the town's wellfield. Land on the other side of Martins 
Brook is zoned R60. Mrs. Sullivan stated the purpose of article was to 
protect the aquifer. Attorney Robert Peterson, this land is not suitable 
for residential district. The vote will not stop the use. The business 



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would be allowed to continue operating as a non-conforming use. Mr. 
Forest, unconstitutional to rezone another persons land. Mr. Altman, Town 
Meeting as a public forum authorizes rezoning. Mr. LePore urged voters to 
support the business. Mr. Rooney, motion to move the question. So voted. 
Mrs. Sullivan stated this article has nothing to do with land use. We 
need to start discussion over the protection of our water supply. Vote 
was Yes 25 No 185. Article fails. 

The attendance at Town Meeting was as follows and the meeting adjourned at 6:15 
p.m. 



11:55 a.m. - 155 
12 :40 p.m. - 317 



1:50p.m. - 360 
5:00p.m. - 442 

Non-voters - 52 



TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 2001 



Total 
Appropriation 

302 , 700 



By Transfer 

302 , 700 
APPROPRIATION FY 2 002 



By Taxation 




975,000 975,000 Bonding* 

'Renovation Project Wilmington High School From Previously Authorized Funds 

TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS FY 2 02 



SCHOOL BUDGET 
MUNICIPAL BUDGET 
CAPITAL OUTLAY 
WARRANT ARTICLES 
SUBTOTAL 

STATUTORY CHARGES 
TOTAL BUDGET 



Total 
Appropriation 

24 , 141, 868 

27,280, 561 
552 , 880 
347, 550 

52 , 322 , 859 
4,202, 076 

56, 524, 935 



CEMETERY SALES 

CEMETERY INTEREST 

WATER ANTICIPATED REVENUE 

FREE CASH 

TOTAL 



By Transfer 



318, 029 



318, 029 
74 , 974 



393 , 003 

20, 000 
35, 000 
338, 003 
585, OOP 
$978 , 003 



By Taxation 

24, 141, 868 

26, 962, 532 
552 , 880 
347, 550 

52 , 004, 830 
4 , 127 , 102 

56, 131, 932 



SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - OCTOBER 2% 2001 
WITH ACTION TAKEN THEREON 

The meeting was called to order at 7:45 P.M. by the Moderator, James Stewart, 
with quorum present of one hundred eighty four (184) . Wilmington High School 
student, Tia Marden, led the Town Meeting in the singing of the Star Spangled 
Banner, accompanied by Sarah Hayes on piano. Motion by Selectman Robert J. 
Cain, "I move that the Moderator dispense with further reading of the Warrant 
and take up and make reference to each article by number." Motion seconded and 
so voted. 



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ARTICLE 1 ■ (drawn as #4) To see if the town will vote to transfer from the 
Fiscal Year 2002 budget the sum of $17,500 from the Boutwell School Playground 
Account to the Wilmington School Department; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I move that the town vote to transfer from the 
Fiscal Year 2002 budget the sum of $17,500 from the Boutwell School 
Playground Account to the Wilmington School Department." Finance 
Committee recommends approval . Town has received a grant for monies 
needed for playground and wishes to transfer $17,500 to School Department 
for educational needs. Much discussion by some residents as to how money 
should be used. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 2 . (drawn as #3) To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
by taxation or from available funds the sum of $17,300 to increase the 
appropriation for the purchase of one rescue pumper truck for the Fire 
Department; the sum of $8,500 to increase the appropriation for the Department 
of Public Works, Parks and Grounds Materials and Supplies account; and the sum 
of $1,100 to increase the appropriation for the Public Buildings Expense 
account; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Selectman Michael V. McCoy, "I move that the town vote to 
appropriate from available funds the sum of $17,300 to increase the 
appropriation for the purchase of one rescue pumper truck for the Fire 
Department; the sum of $8,500 to increase the appropriation for the 
Department of Public Works, Parks and Grounds Materials and Supplies 
account; and the sum of $1,100 to increase the appropriation for the 
Public Buildings Expense account." Finance Committee recommends approval. 
Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3 . (drawn as # 7) To see if the town will vote to designate the 
Wilmington High School baseball field as a lasting memorial to Richard Scanlon 
by naming said field in his honor in recognition of his many years of dedicated 
service to the students and athletes of Wilmington High School; or do anything 
in relation thereto. 

Motion by Selectman Robert P. Palmer, "I move that the town vote to 
designate the Wilmington High School baseball field as a lasting memorial 
to Richard Scanlon by naming said field in his honor in recognition of his 
many years of dedicated service to the students and athletes of Wilmington 
High School." Finance Committee recommends approval. Dick Scanlon was 
long time teacher, coach and a School Committee member when he passed away 
in June of this year. Stephen Peterson, Chairman of School Committee 
stated they unanimously support this article. Town Manager spoke of how 
principled a man Dick Scanlon was and how fortunate we were to have had 
his wisdom. Kevin Yetman, 240 Shawsheen Avenue, praised Mr. Scanlon as a 
teacher. Motion seconded and so voted, unanimously. Steven Scanlon then 
addressed Town Meeting to thank everyone on behalf of his family, stating, 
of all the honors given to my Dad, he really would love the fact that 
young teams will be using that field to play a game he loved. 

ARTICLE 4 . (drawn as #2) To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
a sum of money for the purpose of acquiring the following described parcel of 
land and buildings and improvements thereon for municipal public purposes and to 
determine how said appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by 
transfer from available funds, by borrowing under the provisions of General Laws 
Chapter 44 or by any combination thereof and further to see if the town will 
vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain, 
receive as a gift and/or execute an Assignment and Assumption of Option 
Agreement for said purposes, a parcel of land being shown as Parcels 4 and 5 on 
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Parcel 4 

Beginning at a point of intersection of a stone wall and the northerly right-of- 
way of Noah Street (a private way); thence along Noah Street N78°-08'W, three 
hundred forty-five (345) feet more or less to a point; thence along the 
northeasterly sideline of Lot 5 (formerly of Noah Clapp) N15°-04'W, two hundred 
sixty (260) feet, more or less to a point in Saw Mill Brook; thence along said 
brook and land of Frank W. Steber easterly, three hundred fifty-five (355) feet, 
more or less to a point of intersection of Saw Mill Brook and a stone wall; 
thence along land of Joseph Langone, four hundred twenty (420) feet, more or 
less to the point of beginning. Lot 4 contains 2.50 acres, more or less. 

Parcel 5 

Beginning at point which is five and seventy-five hundredths (5.75) feet N78°- 
08 'W of a stone bound at the southerly side of Noah Street (private way), thence 
along the right-of-way and land of Claire Scott, Lot 4 (described above) N15°- 
04 'W three hundred four (304) feet, more or less to a point of intersection with 
Saw Mill Brook; thence westerly along said brook, one hundred thirty (130) feet, 
more or less to a point; thence along the town boundary, S28°-36 ' -20 "E a distance 
of two hundred and seventy-nine (279) feet to a point; thence along land of 
Pauline Lynch, Trs . N74°-56'E, fifty-eight and seventeen hundredths (58.17) feet 
to the point of beginning. This is a portion of Lot 5 and contains .619 acres, 
more or less . 

All measurements being more or less, or however otherwise said premises are 
bounded, measured or described. Said parcels 4 and 5 are shown on the map 
entitled "Scott Property, Open Space Parcels, Town Acquisition, September 11, 
2001, by the Town of Wilmington, Department of Public Works" and also are shown 
on a subdivision plan filed with the Land Registration Office at the Middlesex 
North District Registry of Deeds as Plan 10066-B, sheet two (2) , drawn by George 
W. Olson, Surveyor, dated June 24, 1946, and filed with Certificate No. 7035 in 
Land Court Book 38, Page 6 9 a copy of which plan is held by and may be seen in 
the office of the Town Engineer; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Selectman Scott C. Garrant, "I move that the town vote to 
transfer from available funds - free cash, the sum of $100,000 for the 
purpose of acquiring the following described parcel of land and buildings 
and improvements thereon for municipal public purposes and further to see 
if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for and 
accept any federal or state aid and to receive gifts which may be 
available as contributions to be applied toward payment for the 
acquisition of said property and to execute an Assignment and Assumption 
of Option Agreement for said purposes, a parcel of land being shown as 
Parcels 4 and 5 on Assessor's Map 3, said parcel is bounded and described 
as follows." Description of Parcel 4 and Parcel 5 reads the same as 
above. Finance Committee recommends approval. Planning Board recommends 
approval. This article is to purchase the historic Clapp' s Mill property. 
Clapp' s Mill was designed in 1700 and is eligible for listing on the 
National Register of Historic Places. Wilmington voters are asked to pay 
for about three acres located in town. Burlington voters have already 
voted to approve $300,000 to purchase the portion of the property in 
Burlington. This is an important opportunity for the town to purchase and 
preserve this parcel for open space stated Scott C. Garrant. Motion 
seconded and so voted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 5 . (drawn as #8) To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate 
a sum of money for the purpose of acquiring the following described parcel of 
land and buildings and improvements thereon for municipal public purposes and to 
determine how said appropriation shall be raised, whether by taxation, by 
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Chapter 44 or by any combination thereof and further to see if the town will 
vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to purchase, take by eminent domain, 
receive as a gift or execute an option for said purposes, subject to easements 
and/or rights-of-way acceptable to the Board of Selectmen and/or Town Manager, 
that parcel of land being shown as Parcel 82 on Assessor's Map 105. Said parcel 
is bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at a point, sideline of Ballardvale Street, three hundred ninety (390) 
feet, more or less; northeasterly from the most northerly intersection of 377 
Ballardvale Street property and the street line; thence southeasterly by land of 
North Wilmington Town Forest, five hundred ninety-three and sixty five 
hundredths (593.65) feet to a point; thence easterly by land of North Wilmington 
Town Forest, two hundred (2 00.00) feet more or less to a point; thence 
northwesterly by land of North Wilmington Town Forest, six hundred fifty-five 
(655.00) feet more or less to a point at the intersection of Ballardvale Street; 
thence southwesterly by the right-of-way Ballardvale Street, two hundred nine 
and twelve hundredths (209.12) feet to the point of beginning. 

This parcel contains 2.87 acres, all measurements being more or less, or however 
otherwise said premises are bounded, measured or described. Said parcel is 
shown on map entitled "Junior Camp Property, Open Space Parcels, Town 
Acquisition, September 11, 2001, by the Town of Wilmington, Department of Public 
Works." Said parcel also is shown as lots 203 through 251, inclusive, on a plan 
of land entitled, "Plan of Homestead Park in Wilmington, Mass., Owned by George 
A. McCormack, " dated December 1912, Scale 1 inch = 100 feet, which plan is 
recorded at the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 30, Plan 
51, and a copy of which plan is held by and may be seen in the office of the 
Town Engineer; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Selectman George W. Hooper, "I move that the town vote to 
transfer from available funds - free cash the sum of $75 , OOP for the 
purpose of acquiring the following described parcel of land and buildings 
and improvements thereon for municipal public purposes and further to see 
if the town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for and 
accept any federal or state aid and to receive gifts which may be 
available as contributions to be applied toward payment for the 
acquisition of said property, subject to easements and/or rights-of-way 
acceptable to the Board of Selectmen and/or Town Manager, that parcel of 
land being shown as Parcel 82 on Assessor's Map 105." 

Said parcel is bounded and described as follows. Description for parcel 
is the same as in above Article . Finance Committee and Planning Board 
recommend approval. This parcel is adjacent to the Town Forest. Town was 
able to acquire this land from Wilmington Junior Camp (Camp 40 Acres) . 
Question was asked as to the difference between numbers identifying 
property on Map and description in warrant article. Town Counsel, Michael 
J. Newhouse assured Town Meeting legal description is correct. Town 
Manager stated this will become part of Town Forest in the future. Motion 
seconded and so voted, unanimously. 

ARTICLE 6 . (drawn as #5) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By- 
laws and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone 
from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 10 (RIO) the following parcel of land 
located in Wilmington as listed on the Assessor's legal file Map 10, Parcel 23 
and Parcel 31; or do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Tim Penney, 7 Revere Avenue, wishes to rezone his property from 
R60 to RIO. Every parcel in his neighborhood is less than 10,000 square 
feet. He only wants his land to conform to the current neighborhood. 
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recommends disapproval. Given the density that already exists in the 
area, it is appropriate to keep the remaining undeveloped land as R60 . 
This is an environmentally sensitive area. Although Buckingham Estates 
does contain smaller lots, they were created in exchange for affordable 
houses for Wilmington residents under Comprehensive Permit statute. Much 
discussion followed concerning building in this area, and the number of 
homes that could be built. The Master Plan Committee members, present at 
their last meeting, also recommended this area remain zoned R60. Motion 
seconded and so voted. Article requires 2/3rds vote. Yes 90 No 140. 
Article fails . 

ARTICLE 7 . (drawn as #6) To see if the town will vote to amend the Zoning By- 
laws and associated Zoning Map of the Town of Wilmington by voting to rezone 
from Residential 60 (R60) to Residential 20 (R20) the following adjoining 
parcels of land located in Wilmington as listed on the Assessor's legal file Map 
10, Parcel 5. 

Parcel One 

NORTHERLY by Hopkins Street 125.95 feet; 
SOUTHERLY by Lot 4, 162.94 feet; 

NORTHERLY by Lot 4 and Arlington Street, 140 feet; 
NORTHEASTERLY by Lots 3A, 3 and 3B, 330.47 feet; 
SOUTHEASTERLY by Lot 5A, 443.44 feet; 

SOUTHWESTERLY along the Billerica Town Line 277.9 feet; 
NORTHWESTERLY by two lines 466.18 feet to point of beginning 

Shown as Lot #5 on Assessor's Map 10 and containing approximately 4.75 acres. 

Parcel Two 

A triangular parcel of land adjacent to Lot #5 beginning at Hopkins Street and 
running 

SOUTHERLY along Lot #5, 466 feet±; 

SOUTHWESTERLY along stone wall and Billerica Town Line 335 feet; 
NORTHERLY again along Hopkins Street 370 feet± to point of beginning; 

Shown as Lot #6 on Assessor's Map 10 and containing approximately 1.4 acres; or 
do anything in relation thereto. 

Motion by Richard Longo, "I wish to amend article by eliminating Parcel 
2." Motion seconded. Mr. & Mrs. Gary Corning request this rezoning to 
enable them to increase the number of potential lots they could develop. 
There could be four homes with current zoning and six if rezoned. Finance 
Committee recommends disapproval. Planning Board unanimously recommends 
disapproval. Most of the land in the area south of Hopkins Street is R60. 
If any parcels are rezoned in this area, then adjacent parcels will likely 
request rezoning to R20. The Master Plan Committee also recommends that 
this area remain a lower density area. Lengthy discussion was held with 
many residents in the area speaking both for and against this rezoning. 
Motion seconded and so voted. Article requires 2/3rds vote. Yes 92 No 
141. Article fails. 

ARTICLE 8 . (drawn as #1) To see if the town will vote to remove the 
restrictions on Lot 6 to allow the town to establish a fair price for same. 
Parcel as shown as Lot 6 on the Assessor's Map 10, Lot 6 adjoins Lot 5 on 45 
Hopkins Street; or do anything in relation thereto. 



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Richard Longo representing petitioners made motion to withdraw this 
article. Motion seconded and so voted to withdraw. Martha Stevenson made 
motion to reconsider this article. Moderator ruled this motion out of 
order, as motion can only be reconsidered if vote is in the negative. 

ARTICLE 9 . (drawn as #10) To see if the Town of Wilmington will vote to amend 
the Zoning By-laws of the Town of Wilmington as follows: 

By amending Section 2.1, Classification, by adding the following new 
classification: Multiple-Family Dwelling/55 District MFD/55 

By amending Section 3.3, Classification of Residential Uses, by adding a new 
paragraph 3.3.6 to read as follows: 

Section 3.3.6, Multiple-Family Dwelling/55 District - A building or group of 
buildings designed for or occupied exclusively by persons or families, living 
independently in dwelling units separated by vertical walls or horizontal 
floors, having separate sleeping, cooking, and sanitary facilities, and with 
separate or joint services for heat, lighting, and other utilities (including 
apartments, garden apartments, townhouses or row houses, tenement houses and 
detached dwellings) . One hundred percent (100%) of the housing units shall be 
dedicated to persons who have attained the age of fifty-five (55) or older, 
unless the spouse of such person age 55 or older is under 55, and/or such person 
who has attained the age of 55 or older has sole or joint custody of a person 
under the age of 55. 

By amending Section 3.3, Classification of Residential Uses, by adding to the 
end of paragraph 3.3.5 the following: 

Multi -Family Housing as contemplated by this paragraph shall not be deemed to 
include Multiple-Family Dwelling/55 District as contemplated by paragraph 3.3.6 
hereunder . 

By amending Table I, Principal Use Regulations, by adding a new Section 3.3.6, 
Multiple-Family Dwelling/55 District, to read as attached. 

By amending Table II, Standard Dimensional Regulations, by adding a new Section 
3.3.6, Multiple-Family Dwelling/55 District to read as attached; or do anything 
in relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, reads the same as above with the following 
additions . 

SECTION 9 . 

MDF/5 5 RESIDENTIAL ZONING 

9.1 Minimum Lot Area: 10 Acres. 

9.2 Residency requirements: 100% of the housing units shall be dedicated to 
persons who have attained the age of fifty-five (55) or older, unless the spouse 
of such person age 55 or older, and/or such person who has attained the age of 
55 or older has sole or joint custody of a person under the age of 55. 

Permitted Use: Multi-family 55 use shall be allowed by special permit from the 
Planning Board in MFD/55 zoning districts subject to the following minimum 
special permit criteria and in accordance with 6.5 Site Plan Review. 



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Dimensional Regulations: 
Minimum Lot Area: 



10 Acres. 



Density : 



Minimum Open Space : 
Minimum Parking: 
Minimum Lot Frontage : 
Minimum Front Yard: 
Minimum Side Yard: 

Minimum Rear Yard: 

Maximum Building Height: 
Parking Dimension Regulations 
Parking Lot Landscaping: 
Site Design Standards: 
Outdoor Lighting: 



8 Units per acre provided that not more than 
50% of land within the wetland and/or flood 
plain shall be used in calculating the 
density requirements of the site. 

30% of the total lot area. 

2 spaces per dwelling unit. 
40 feet. 

30 feet. 

15 feet for detached dwellings, 40 feet for 
all others . 

15 feet for detached dwellings, 40 feet for 
all others . 

3 Stories/40 feet. 

As per section 6.4.2 & 6.4.2.2. 

As per section 6.4.2.5. 

As per section 6.4.4. 

As per section 6.4.4.2(d). 



9.5 Requirements: 

1. The owner or owners shall be responsible for the maintenance of common 
areas, including but not limited to snow plowing within the site limits 
and rubbish disposal. No outdoor or indoor burning of rubbish shall be 
permitted . 

2. Commercial and industrial uses are prohibited on site. 

3. There shall not be more than two (2) bedrooms per unit. 

4. Within the site the following distance parameters shall apply: 

(a) Any building abutting a main roadway within the site development 
shall have a distance of 45 feet from the closest exterior 
protruding surface of the building, decks, balconies or steps to 
the edge of the traveled way segment of the roadway. 

The minimum distance between garden style buildings shall be 50 
feet . 



(b) 
(c) 



The minimum distance between town house style buildings shall be 10 
feet side to side, 30 feet from rear to side and 50 feet rear to 
rear . 

(d) Electric, telephone, cable television and transmission of 
electronic intelligence line shall be placed underground. 

(e) The Planning Board, by a record vote of four (4) members voting 
affirmative, may waive the above requirements, if in their opinion 
the proponents design would improve the site development. 



Richard Cuoco, from Tewksbury who was representing Edward Doherty of 
Tewksbury, stated they seek to create a 55 and older housing district in 
Wilmington. This property contains approximately 21 acres of land, 
located on Jefferson Road. This type of community is a popular concept. 
Many over 55 residents move out of the community in search of this type of 
housing. It has many advantages in that many services are offered. The 
Planning Board unanimously disapproves this article. The Planning Board 
and the Master Plan Committee are working towards establishing a by-law 



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addressing this type of over-55 housing, to perhaps be ready for the 
Annual Town Meeting in April. To pass this by-law would not be in best 
interests of the town. Much discussion was heard from both residents and 
town officials regarding this article. Motion was made to move the 
question. So voted. Article requires 2/3rds vote. Yes 34 No 125. 
Article fails. 

ARTICLE 10 . (drawn as #9 considered after Article 9) To see if the town will 
vote to amend the Zoning By-laws and associated Zoning Map by rezoning from 
Residential 20 (R20) to Multiple Family Dwelling/55 District (MFD/55) the 
following described parcel of land: 

Beginning at a point on the easterly line of the Massachusetts Bay 
Transportation Authority, formerly the Boston & Maine Railroad, at the northeast 
corner of Lot 13, shown on a "Plan of lots situated in North Wilmington, Mass., 
surveyed for John D. Cooke, dated March 16, 1949, H. Kingman Abbott, Surveyor," 
a copy of which is recorded with the Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds, 
in Plan Book 75, Page 17, thence northerly along said railroad a distance of 
1,886 feet, more or less, to the centerline of Lubbers Brook, thence; easterly 
and southerly along said brook, a distance of 2,665 feet, more or less, to the 
northeasterly corner of Lot 8, thence; southwesterly a distance of 280 feet, 
more or less, to the easterly 
side of Jefferson Road (formerly 
Truman Road) , thence northerly 
along said road, a distance of 
300 feet, more or less, thence; 
westerly, a distance of 40 feet, 
more or less, to the westerly 
side of said road, thence; 
southerly, a distance of 5.88 
feet, more or less, thence; 
westerly, a distance of 169.93 
feet, more or less, to the point 
of beginning. The above 
referenced parcel is shown as 
part of Parcel 8, and all of 
Parcels 9 and 10 on Assessor's 
Map 89; or do anything in 
relation thereto. 

Motion by Robert J. Cain, "I 
move to pass over this 
article." Motion seconded 
and so voted. 

Motion to adjourn Town Meeting 
was made at 10:10 P.M. So voted. 

Total attendance was two hundred 
ninety-two (292) and twenty-seven 
(27) non-voters. 



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Directory of Officials = January 1, 2002 



Board of Selectmen 



Robert J. Cain, Chairman 
George W. Hooper, Sr. 
Michael V. McCoy- 
Scott C. Garrant 
Robert P. Palmer 



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Town Manager 



Michael A. Caira 



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James C. Stewart 



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School Committee 



Stephen P. Peterson, Chairman 
Suzanne S. Gushing, Vice Chairman 
Nora J. Zinan, Secretary 
Barbara K. Breakey 
Thomas W. Siracusa 
Susanne L. Clarkin 
Joan M. Duffy 



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Superintendent of Schools 



Geraldine A. O'Donnell 



Finance Committee 



Barry J. Mulholland, Chairman 

John F. Doherty, III, Vice Chairman 

John M. Walsh, Secretary 

William J. Dowd 

Richard Hayden 

William Wallace 

Daniel C. Wandell 

William A. Cole 

Daniel C. Farrell 



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Appeals, Board of 

Charles E. Boyle, Chairman 

David L. Spurr 

John R. Forrest 

Robert L. Doucette, Associate 

Raymond N. Lepore, Associate 

Daniel C. Wandell, Jr., Associate 

Assessors, Board of 

Humphrey J. Moynihan, Principal 

Anthony E. Krzeminski 

Roger J. Lessard 

C able TV Advisory Task Force 
Jeffrey M. Hull, Chairman 
Ruth Kennedy 
A. Quincy Vale 

Carter Lecture Fund Committee 
H. Elizabeth White, Chairperson 
Ann H. Berghaus, Rec . Sec. 
Dorothy V. Lafionatis, Treas . 
Adele C. Passmore, Publicity 
Andrea B. Houser, Corr. Sec. 

Cemetery Commission 

William F. Cavanaugh, Chairman 

Willis C. Lyford 

Cynthia A. McCue 

Community Development Grant 

Advisory Committee 

Frank A. Botte 

Joyce Brisbois 

John Doherty 

Carolyn Donovan 

Raymond G. Forest 

Michael J. Newhouse 

Michael Ruest 

Anthony Triglione, Sr. 

Conservation Commission 
James H. Morris, Chairman 
Judith A. Waterhouse, V. Chmn. 
Lisa A. Brothers 
Beverly Shea 
Mark J. Brazell 
Jolene S. Lewis 
Richard J. Patterson 



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Disabilities, Commission On 

Phyllis P. Genetti, Chairman 

George B. O'Connell 

Frank A. Botte 

Joseph P. Franceschi, Jr. 

Robert P. Palmer, Sel . Liaison 

Elderly Services Commission 
Henry C. Latta, Chairman 
Joseph C. Filipowicz, V. Chmn. 
Rosemary K. Cross 
Joseph A. Paglia 
Evelyn T. Kaminski 
Frank J. Ratto 
John J. King 

Emergency Management Committee 

Michael A. Caira 

Jeffrey M. Hull 

Gregory P. Erickson 

Roger J. Lessard 

Michael Morris 

Donald N. Onusseit 

Daniel W. Paret 

Bernard P. Nally, Jr. 

Daniel R. Stewart 

Michael J. Woods 

Health, Board of 
Elizabeth E. Sabounjian, Chmn. 
Jane Ann Williams -Vale , V. Chmn. 
James A. Ficociello 

Historical Commission 

Carolyn R. Harris, Chairperson 

Dorothy V. Lafionatis, Treas. 

James T. Murray 

Jean M. Rowe 

Jean Doucette* 

Frank J. West 

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Housing Authority 
Robert C. DiPasquale, Chairman 
Charles Fiore, Jr., V. Chairman 
Dorothy A. Butler, Treasurer 
Arthur Hicks, Asst. Treasurer 
Alfred Meegan, Sec. /State Appt . 



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Housing Partnership 

Raymond G. Forest, Chairman 2 003 

Charles E. Boyle, V. Chairman 2003 

Gregory P. Erickson 2003 

Cynthia A. McCue 2003 

Alfred N. Meegan, Jr. 2003 

Daniel W. Paret 2003 

Lester E. White 2003 
Lynn G. Duncan, Director 



Michael A. Caira, Town Manager 
George W. Hooper, Sel . Liason 



Library Trustees 

Mary J. Deislinger, Chairman 2004 

James F. Banda 2002 

Anne Buzzell 2002 

Joan S. Grady 2 03 

Lester E. White 2003 

Margaret A. Kane 2004 



Master Plan Committee 

Kevin Brander, Co-Chairperson 

Scott C. Garrant, Co-Chairperson 

Kenneth J. Lifton, Vice Chairperson 

Robert Peterson, Secretary 

Susanne L. Clarkin 

Raymond G. Forest 

James Gill is 

John Goggin 

Michael Hodge 

William G. Hooper, Jr. 

Jeffrey M. Hull 

Evelyn Kaminski 

Joseph Langone 

Michael J. Newhouse 

Kathleen Black Reynolds 

James J. Rooney 

Martha K. Stevenson 

Barbara Sullivan 

Ann L . Yurek 



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Open Space Committee 

John B. Keeley, Co-Chairman 

James H. Morris, Co-Chairman 

Betty M. Bigwood 

Leland B. Chisholm 

Richard H. Grinder, Jr. 

William G. Hooper, Jr. 

Jeffrey M. Hull 

Joseph M. Kennedy 

Kenneth J. Lifton 

Barry J. Mulholland 

Iva Marie Rideout 

Jean M. Rowe 

Beverly A. Shea 

Martha K. Stevenson 

Barbara Sullivan 

Suzanne M. Sullivan 

Ronald N. Swasey 

Mark Zinan 

Nora J. Zinan 



Permanent Building Committee 

Roger J. Lessard, Chairman 2002 

John C. Holloway 2 02 

Joseph A. Langone 2003 

Paul J. Melaragni 2003 

Joseph J. Parrella, Jr. 2004 

Planning Board 

Kevin J. Brander, Chairman 2 03 

Michael A. Sorrentino, Clerk 2002 

Ann Yurek 2 04 

Randi R. Holland 2005 

David G. Shedd 2006 

Recreation Commission 

Jay Tighe, Chairman 2 04 

C. Michael Burns, V. Chairman 2 002 

Jeannette M. Savage, Secretary 2003 

William Savosik 2003 

Larry G. Noel 2004 

Redevelopment Authority 

Charles N. Gilbert, Chairman 2006 

Patricia F. Duggan*, V. Chairman 

Paul C. Logan, Treasurer 2003 

Christopher P. Barry, Asst. Tr . 2004 

A. Mark Zinan, Secretary 2002 

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Boards, Committees & Commissions 2001 



Regional Vocational Technical 
School Committee 
Robert G. Peterson 
James M. Gillis 

Registrars, Board of 

Edward L. Sousa, Chairman 

Alice M. Hooper 

Barbara J. Buck 

Kathleen M. Scanlon, Clerk 

Scholarship Fund Committee 

Geraldine A. O'Donnell, Chair. 

Florence J. Athanasia 

Barry R. Cahill 

Susanne L. Clarkin 

John J. DeMarco 

Robert G. Peterson 

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Forrest G. Downs 
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Water and Sewer Commissioners 

Richard A. Longo, Chairman 2004 

Frederick W. Russell, Jr. 2002 

Matthew J. Kane 2003 

Wilmington Arts Council 

Jane M. Crane, Chairman 2 02 

H. Elizabeth White, V. Chmn.* 2002 

Anne Buzzell, Treasurer 2003 

Annette Campbell 2002 

Carmelo J. Corsaro 2002 

Frances D. Keough 2002 

David J. Maison 2002 

Edith M. Michelson 2002 

Carolyn L. Stanhope* 2002 

Jane Dashfield 2003 

Marguerite Elia 2003 

Evelyn Choate Gibbs 2003 

* Advisory Board members 



Trustees of Trust Funds 
Michael Morris 
Lorraine P. Dineen 
M. Ronald Mendes 



2003 
2003 
2003 




Installation of new culverts on Burlington Avenue. 

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Boards, Committees & Commissions 



Precinct 1 



Wilmington Election Officers - Term Expires Annually 

Precinct 4 



Mary D'Eon, Warden 

Sandra S. Volpe, Clerk 

Phyllis M. Flaherty, Dep. Clerk 

Clarice J. Ross, Inspector 

Joan Goulet, Inspector 

Edith Ann Graham, Dep. Warden 

Heidi Sutherland, Dep. Insp. 

Jenna Volpe, Dep. Insp. 

Priscilla R. Ward, Dep. Insp. 

Precinct 2 

Andrea Houser, Warden 
Jeanne Buck, Dep. Warden 
Henrietta I. Bonnell, Clerk 
Helen DelTorto, Dep. Clerk 
Eleanor Doyle, Inspector 
Linda Berberian, Dep. Insp. 

Precinct 3 

Mary E . Woods , Warden 
Loretta R. Caira, Dep. Warden 
Minnie Kirby, Inspector 
Norinne M. Markey, Inspector 
Patricia McKenna, Inspector 
Shirley Brush, Dep. Insp. 
Audrey E. Riddle, Dep. Insp. 



Sarah H. Cosman, Warden 
Joan Searfoss, Dep. Warden 
Elizabeth L. Coville, Dep. Clerk 
Marilyn West, Inspector 
Anita Backman, Dep. Insp. 
Lorraine A. Hermann, Dep. Insp. 
Denise M. Kearns, Dep. Insp., 
Florence Webster, Dep. Insp. 
Janice Quandt, Dep. Insp. 

Precinct 5 

Marlene Moran, Warden 
Margaret Blonigen, Dep. Warden 
Judith A. Simmons, Inspector 
Mary Husen, Dep. Clerk 
Veronica M. DiOrio, Dep. Insp. 
Nancy A. Luciano, Dep. Insp. 
Melissa Mobile, Dep. Insp. 
Marion J. Woller, Dep. Insp. 
Susan Delaney, Dep. Insp. 

Precinct 6 

Evelyn W. Conlin, Warden 
Ada Peters, Dep. Warden 
Margaret L. Perry, Dep. Warden 
Jean M. Draper, Inspector 
Phyllis Vieira, Dep. Insp. 
Joann Roberto, Dep. Insp. 




Wilmington's streets sustained severe flooding as a result of heavy rains in March. 

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Officers aod Departmeint Heads = January 1, 2002 



Accountant 

Administrative Assistant 
Animal Control/ Inspector 
Assistant Town Manager 
Assessor, Principal 

Community Development Program Director 
Constable 

Elderly Services Director 
Emergency Management Director 
Engineering Director 
Fire Chief 

Housing Authority Exec. Director 
Inspector of Buildings 
Ipswich River Watershed Assoc. 
Librarian 

Mass. Bay Transportation 
Authority Advisory Board 

Mass. Water Resource Authority 
Advisory Board 

Metropolitan Area Planning 
Council 

Middlesex Canal Commission 
Museum Curator 

Northeast Solid Waste Committee 
Planning/Conservation Director 
Plumbing and Gas Inspector 
Police Chief 

Public Buildings Superintendent 

Public Health Director 

Public Health Nurse 

Public Works Superintendent 

Reading Municipal Light Dept . 
Advisory Board 

Recreation Director 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Town Clerk 

Town Counsel 

Town Manager 

Treasurer/ Col lector 

Veterans ' Agent/Grave Officer 

Water & Sewer Superintendent 

Wiring Inspector 



Michael Morris 694-2029 

Margaret A. Tarantino 658-3311 

Ellen G. Davis 658-7845 

Jeffrey M. Hull 658-3311 

Humphrey J. Moynihan 658-3675 

James Chaput 658-9843 

Charles E. Rooney, Jr. 658-6140 

Theresa Marciello 657-7595 

Daniel R. Stewart 658-3346 

Anthony Pronski 658-4499 

Daniel R. Stewart 658-3346 

Karen DeJoie 658-8531 

Daniel W. Paret 658-4531 

John B. Keeley 694-2024 

Christina A. Stewart 658-2967 

Michael V. McCoy 658-3311 

Michael J. Woods 658-4711 

Lynn G. Duncan 658-8238 

Betty A. Bigwood 657-7870 
Richard J. Mclnnes 

Kathleen Black Reynolds 658- 

Michael A. Caira 658- 

Lynn G. Duncan 65 8- 

William R. Harrison 658- 

Bernard P. Nally 658- 

Roger J. Lessard 658- 

Gregory P. Erickson 658- 

Ann V. FitzGerald, R.N. 694- 

Donald N. Onusseit 658- 

Roger J. Lessard 658- 

Roger E. Stevenin 658- 

Ronald N. Swasey 658- 

James J. Babineau (781) 665- 

Kathleen M. Scanlon 658- 

Michael J. Newhouse 694- 

Michael A. Caira 658- 

M. Ronald Mendes 658- 

Paul A. Farrell 694- 

Michael J. Woods 658- 

Frederick Sutter 658- 



5475 

3311 

8238 

4531 

5071 

3017 

4298 

2041 

4481 

3017 
5600 

4270 

8301 

2030 

7600 

3311 

3531 

2040 

4711 

4531 



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TOWN OF WILMINGTON MUNICIPAL SERVICES GUIDE 

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 

Board of Selectmen (Meeting dates-2"'^ & 4*^^ Monday evening 7:00 p.m.) 

The Board of Selectmen is recognized by the General Laws of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts as the town's chief elected officials. The 
Board is responsible for appointing the Town Manager, the Board of 
Appeals, the Town Counsel and the Town Accountant. The Selectmen are also 
responsible for issuing numerous licenses including alcohol licenses, 
common victualer licenses and licenses to operate automobile dealerships. 
The Selectmen serve on a part-time basis. 

Phone 658-3311 

Robert J. Cain, Chairman 
Michael V. McCoy 
Scott C. Garrant 
Robert P. Palmer 
George W. Hooper 

Town Manager - Michael A. Caira - 658-3311 

The Town Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the town. He 
supervises and directs the administration of all departments, boards and 
commissions except for the Board of Selectmen, Town Moderator, Finance 
Committee, Schools, Board of Appeals, Election Officers and Registrars of 
Voters. His duties include the appointment and removal, if necessary, of 
staff and members of certain boards and commissions; attendance at all 
regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Selectmen to advise and 
recommend specific courses of action regarding issues affecting the town; 
representing the town in all litigation to which the town is a party; 
acting as the Chief Fiscal Officer of the town; preparation and 
administration of a comprehensive annual budget and directing the 
procurement of all goods and services on behalf of the town. 

Assistant Town Manager - Jeffrey M. Hull - 658-3311 

The Assistant Town Manager is responsible for the town's health, workmans' 
compensation, general liability, property, automobile, etc. insurances; 
developing the town's recycling program and insuring that the town meets 
the procurement regulations established by the State. The Assistant Town 
Manager serves as staff director to the Cable TV Advisory Task Force; 
assists with the preparation of the annual budget and provides general 
assistance to the Town Manager in other areas of municipal administration. 

Town Clerk - Kathleen M. Scanlon - 658-2030 

State law assigns duties to the Town Clerk in three major areas, the 
keeping of records and documents, the issuance of licenses and the 
administration of elections. In terms of the town records the Clerk 
records proceedings of all town meetings and elections. The Town Clerk is 
Registrar of all vital statistics and Filing Officer for birth and death 
certificates, zoning decisions, etc. The Clerk's office also issues 
marriage licenses, fish and game licenses, dog licenses, etc. The clerk 
acts as supervisor of all elections and serves as clerk of the Board of 
Registrars . 




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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 

Town Accountant - Michael Morris - 694-2029 



The Accounting Department reviews all requests for payment which involve 
town funds. The department prepares warrants on a weekly basis for 
payment of all bills owed by the town. The Accountant maintains the 
complete official financial records of the town and prepares other 
financial records and reports as needed. Additionally, this office 
participates in the preparation of the annual budget. 

Principal Assessor - Humphrey J. "Skip" Moynihan - 658-3675 

The main responsibility of the Board of Assessors is to levy the property 
taxes necessary to meet appropriations and to insure that taxes are 
allocated equitably on the basis of the property owned by each taxpayer. 
The assessors are required to compute the tax rate and assess all real and 
personal property within the town at fair-market value i.e. close to the 
true market value, except for property qualifying for preferential 
assessments such as forest, agricultural or recreation land. Tax rates 
depend on three factors: (1) the valuation of taxable property, (2) the 
tax levy or amount to be raised from property taxation and (3) property 
classification . 

Treasurer/Collector - M. Ronald Mendes - 658-3531 

The Treasurer/Collector is responsible for the billing and collection of 
monies due the town including property and motor vehicle excise taxes and 
charges for water, sewer and ambulance services. This department is 
responsible for preparing the weekly payroll. The Treasurer/Collector 
monitors the town's cash flow and arranges for short-term and long-term 
borrowing. The department serves as custodian of all town funds. All 
municipal bank accounts are controlled by this office. The tax title and 
foreclosure proceedings for non-payment of taxes are handled by the 
Treasurer/Collector . 



COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

Planning/Conservation Director - Lynn G. Duncan - 658-8238 

The major responsibilities of the Planning Department are to: undertake 
studies of land use, economic development, housing, transportation and 
other matters related to community development; compile and maintain maps, 
statistics and records related to land use and development; review 
individual proposals for development and for compliance with the 
subdivision regulations and zoning by-law; and prepare applications and 
administer grants related to planning and development. 

The primary function of the Conservation Department is the administration 
and enforcement of the Wetlands Protection Act - Massachusetts General 
Laws Chapter 131, Section 40. The Act is intended to protect seven public 
interest issues related to wetlands: flood control, storm damage 
prevention, protection of public and private water supply, protection of 
ground water supply, prevention of pollution, protection of fisheries and 
protection of land containing shellfish. Some of the department's 
responsibilities include reviewing and inspecting development projects to 
insure their compliance with the town and State wetlands statutes. In 
addition, the department manages several pieces of property throughout 
town which have been placed into the town's custody as conservation land. 



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Building Inspector - Daniel W. Paret - 658-4531 



The Building Inspector interprets and enforces the town's Zoning By-law, 
the State Uniform Building Code and certain other State codes. This 
department provides assistance to the Zoning Board of Appeals, architects, 
engineers, contractors and individual property owners in preparing zoning 
cases, plans and permit applications. The Building Inspector is 
responsible for plumbing, gas fitting and wiring inspections. 

Director of Public Health - Gregory P. Erickson - 658-4298 

The department provides two primary types of service. Inspectional 
services include restaurant, retail food stores, cafeterias in industrial 
buildings and schools, all mobile food trucks, ice cream trucks and 
caterers. In addition, the department conducts percolation tests for the 
location of septic systems, septic system inspections, nuisance 
inspections and responds to citizen complaints regarding dumping, air 
pollution and noise pollution and hazardous waste spills. The department 
provides public nursing services. This includes an annual rabies clinic 
for dogs and immunization for influenza, pneumonia, polio and various 
other diseases. The Town Nurse provides blood pressure and cholesterol 
screenings to Town residents. In addition, the nurse provides home health 
care visits to elderly residents of the town. 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

Fire Chief - Daniel R. Stewart - 658-3346 -- Emergency Number - 9-1-1 

The main responsibilities of the Wilmington Fire Department are prevention 
and extinguishing of fires. Members of the department make regular fire 
safety inspections of nursing homes, places of public assembly and 
schools. All outdoor burning is regulated by law. These permits may be 
obtained from, the Fire Department. The department also issues permits for 
oil burner installations, the storage of flammable liquids such as 
gasoline and the purchase, storage and/or use of explosives such as 
dynamite, rockets and gun powder. The Fire Department provides emergency 
medical services to residents of Wilmington. Fire fighters trained as 
Emergency Medical Technicians are assigned as ambulance attendants. Two 
ambulances provide emergency services and urgent care transport. 

Police Chief - Bernard P. Nally - 658-5071 -- Emergency Number - 9-1-1 

The principle responsibility of the Wilmington Police Department is the 
protection of people and property through enforcement of criminal laws and 
traffic regulations. The department also enforces certain local by-laws 
and provides public education such as the DARE program. Animal Control 
services are provided through this department. 

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 

Superintendent - Donald N. Onusseit - 658-4481 or 658-4484 

The Public Works Department is responsible for highways, trees, parks, 
cemeteries, water, sewers, refuse and recycling. The Highway Division is 
responsible for the care and maintenance of the roads, sidewalks, parking 
areas and traffic lights. The Engineering Division assists town 
departments, boards and commissions with engineering related projects, 
such as drainage problems, review of subdivision plans and inspection of 



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subdivision roadway construction. The Parks & Grounds Division is 
responsible for the maintenance of the town's commons, parks and 
recreation areas. The Tree Division is responsible for the town's public 
shade and ornamental trees and maintenance of the trees on the Town 
Common. The Public Works Department is also responsible for the operation 
of the town's water supply, distribution, treatment systems, septic 
pumping stations, the sanitary sewer collection systems and the septic 
disposal station. These responsibilities are assumed by the Water & Sewer 
Department. The Department operates two water treatment plants in 
accordance with regulations established by the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the federal 
Environmental Agency (EPA) . 

In addition, the Public Works Department operates a curbside recycling 
program for many household items, maintains a composting center for grass 
and leaf disposal and oversees a contract for residential solid waste 
collection . 



PUBLIC BUILDINGS DEPARTMENT 

Superintendent - Roger J. Lessard - 658-3017 or 658-8124 

The Public Buildings Department is responsible for approximately 516,000 
square feet of building space. The department provides custodial services 
for all school buildings and most of the general government buildings. In 
addition to the custodial services, the department repairs and maintains 
all of the town's municipal buildings. Public Buildings provides for the 
complete set-up at all town elections and the annual and special town 
meetings . 



HUMAN SERVICES 

Elderly Services Director - Theresa Marciello - 657-7595 

Programs are provided for the elderly in a wide range of areas, both on an 
individual and group basis. Examples of the types of programs include 
health information, educational classes, meals on wheels, recreational 
activities, housing assistance, transportation and counseling. Additional 
services included assistance with social security and medicaid concerns. 

Library Director - Christina A. Stewart - 658-2967 

Library services are provided at the Wilmington Memorial Library. The 
library seeks to provide basic educational, informational and recreational 
library services . Staff provides reference and reader services to adults 
and children, furnishing access to the wide spectrum of information 
available in books and other materials. Technical services utilizes the 
tools of library technology to provide the means for informational access 
and retrieval. The library is a member of the Merrimack Valley Library 
Consortium, a twenty-nine member consortium of towns in the Merrimack 
Valley area. This membership allows library patrons to access library 
resources in each of the twenty-nine member towns. 



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Recreation Director - Ronald N. Swasey - 658-4270 

The Recreation Department provides a wide variety of leisure programs for 
children and adults. Some of the programs offered through this department 
include a summer swimming program for children, volleyball for adults, the 
Tiny Tots program, summer recreation program for children, ladies fitness, 
day trips to Provincetown and New York City, the Horribles Parade at 
Halloween and a number of other programs. In addition, the Recreation 
Department offers resources for travel such as discounts to Walt Disney 
World. 

Veterans' Agent - Paul A. Farrell - 694-2040 

The Veterans' Agent administers a State public assistance program for 
veterans and their dependents who qualify. Financial aid which, is 
reimbursed in a large part by the Commonwealth, is rendered in the form of 
cash grants to cover such items as living expenses and medical bills. The 
Veteran's Agent also offers assistance in applying for pensions and other 
programs administered by the United States Veterans Administration. 




Students at the Shawsheen School recite the "Pledge of Allegiance" 



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Boards, Committees & Commissioos 
Meetiog Dates & Times 



Board, Committee, Commission 

APPEALS, BOARD OF 

ARTS, COUNCIL FOR THE 

ASSESSORS, BOARD OF 

CARTER LECTURE FUND 

CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

DISABILITIES, WILMINGTON COMM. 

ELDERLY SERVICES COMMISSION 

FINANCE COMMITTEE 

HEALTH, BOARD OF 

HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

HOUSING AUTHORITY 

HOUSING PARTNERSHIP 

LIBRARY TRUSTEES 

PERMANENT BUILDING COMMITTEE 

PLANNING BOARD 

RECREATION COMMISSION 

REG. VOC./TECH. SCHOOL COMM. 

REGISTRARS, BOARD OF 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

SELECTMEN, BOARD OF 

TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE 

WATER Sc SEWER COMMISSION 



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Building 

Town Hall 
Arts Center 
Town Hall 

Town Hall 
Town Hall 

Sr. Center 
Town Hall 
Town Hall 
Harnden Tavern 
Deming Way 
Town Hall 
Library 
Town Hall 
Town Hall 
Town Hall 
Shaw. Tech. 
Town Hall 
Town Hall 
Town Hall 

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Accepted Street 



STREET LOCATION LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Acorn Drive 


from 


Oakridge Circle thru cul-de-sac 


385 


1998 




Adams Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Parker Street 


2 , 915 


1908 




Adelaide Street 


from 


Church Street to Middlesex Avenue 


666 


1976 




Agostino Drive 


from 


Gandalf Way 


999 


1979 




Agostino Drive 


from 


Agostino Drive to end of cul-de-sac 


580 


1996 




Aldrich Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


6, 740 


1894 




Allgrove Lane 


from 


Woburn Street 


470 


1993 




Allgrove Lane 


from 


Allgrove Lane to dead-end 


430 


1996 




Allenhurst Way 


from 


Woburn Street 


1, 161 


1994 




Allen Park Drive 


from 


Fairmont Avenue to Fairmont Avenue 


2,319 


1971 


1984 


Amherst Road 


from 


Shawsheen Ave to end of cul-de-sac 


1,500 


1996 




Andover Street 


from 


Salem Street 


180 


1894 




Andover Street 


from 


Andover Line to beyond Woburn Street 


11, 300 


1894 


1970 


Andrew Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to beyond Houghton Road 


435 


1985 




Anthony Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Catherine Avenue 


300 


1966 




Apache Way 


from 


Aldrich Road thru cul-de-sac 


1, 675 


1998 




Apollo Drive 


from 


Charlotte Road to Draper Drive 


300 


1971 




Appletree Lane 


from 


Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


994 


1990 




Arlene Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Ella Avenue 


3 , 754 


1966 


1978 


Ashwood Avenue 


from 


Andover St. thru cul-de-sac 


2,800 


1998 




Aspen Drive 


from 


Russell Road thru cul-de-sac 


320 


1999 




Auburn Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


755 


1945 




Avon Street 


from 


Avery Street thru cul-de-sac 


320 


1999 




Ayotte Street 


from 


Westdale Avenue to Crest Avenue 


240 


1947 




Bailey Road 


from 


Apache Way northeasterly to Bailey Rd 


165 


1998 




Bailey Road 


from 


Aldrich Rd. southeasterly to Bailey Rd. 538 


1999 




Baker Street 


from 


Brand Avenue to beyond Phillips Ave. 


684 


1945 




Baker Street 


from 


Existing Baker Street 


135 


2001 




Baland Road 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


540 


1972 




Ballardvale St. 


from 


Salem Street to Route 125 


965 


1894 




Ballardvale St. 


from 


Route 125 to Andover Line 


12 , 000 


1894 


1985 


Bancroft Street 


from 


Liberty Street 


400 


1952 




Barbara Avenue 


from 


Anthony Avenue to Dorothy Avenue 


850 


1966 




Beacon Street 


from 


Church Street to Belmont Avenue 


970 


1915 




Beech Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Byron Street 


1, 005 


1947 




Beeching Avenue 


from 


Cunningham Street to Faulkner Ave. 


440 


1959 




Belmont Avenue 


from 


Columbia Street to State Street 


980 


1933 




Benson Road 


from 


Radcliff Road to Tewksbury Line 


616 


1971 




Biggar Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Ring Avenue 


1, 282 


1975 




Birch Road 


from 


Birch Rd. easterly thru cul-de-sac 


345 


1999 




Birchwood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive 


1, 197 


1952 




Birchwood Road 


from 


Judith Road 


400 


1953 




Blanchard Road 


from 


Kendall Road 


625 


1989 




Blueberry Lane 


from 


Ashwood Avenue thru cul-de-sac 


1, 600 


1998 




Boutwell Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4 , 144 


1894 


1960 


Brand Avenue 


from 


Bridge Lane 


510 


1933 


1943 


Brand Avenue 


from 


Baker Street to beyond Wisser Street 


950 


1933 


1943 


Brattle Street 


from 


Massachusetts Avenue to Garden Ave. 


1, 066 


1945 




Brentwood Avenue 


from 


Woburn Street to Woodside Avenue 


1,017 


1938 




Bridge Lane 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


455 


1894 




Bridge Lane 


from 


Main Street to beyond Brand Avenue 


754 


1894 





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LOCATION 


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DATE ( : 


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1,377 


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1951 


Cornell Place 


from 


Fordham Road 


1^1 


1982 


Cottage Street 


from 


Main Street 


927 


1954 


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5 


1952 


Dayton Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


170 


1951 


Dell Drive 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


1, 794 


1958 


Dexter Street 


from 


Main Street 


480 


1979 


Dobson Street 


from 


Glen Road to beyond Garden Avenue 


1, 402 


1954 


Dogwood Lane 


from 


Blueberry Lane to Ashwood Avenue 


550 


1997 


Dorchester Street 


from 


Billerica Line 


1 , 214 


1951 


Dorothy Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Barbara Avenue 


1, 490 


1950 


Douglas Avenue 


from 


Palmer Way 


1, 017 


1989 



1946 



1955 
1971 



1971 



1969 



1933 



1952 1953 



1971 



•193 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Draper Drive 
Drury Lane 
Dublin Avenue 
Dunton Road 



from Gunderson Road to Evans Drive 
from Glen Road to School Street 
from Main Street 
from Nassau Avenue 



1, 560 
633 
500 
649 



1959 
1963 
1951 
1956 



1971 



Eames Street 


from 


Main Street to Woburn Street 


3 , 200 


1894 


Earles Row 


from 


Route 62 


820 


1994 


Edward Road 


from 


Forest Street to beyond Baldwin Rd. 


450 


1947 


Elizabeth Drive 


from 


Butters Row thru cul-de-sac 


1, 348 


1999 


Ella Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


1, 043 


1978 


Elwood Road 


from 


Forest Street 


642 


1968 


Emerson Street 


from 


Faulkner Avenue to Oakwood Road 


590 


1951 


Emerald Avenue 


from 


Andover Street westerly thru cul -de- 


-sac 400 


2000 


Englewood Drive 


from 


Kenwood Drive 


455 


1971 


Evans Drive 


from 


Gunderson Road to Draper Drive 


2 , 071 


1971 


Everett Avenue 


from 


Faulkner Avenue to Cunningham St . 


480 


1979 



Fairfield Road 


from 


Main Street 


1,299 


1946 


Fairmeadow Road 


from 


Nichols Street to Nichols Street 


2,328 


1958 


Fairmont Avenue 


from 


Molloy Road 


952 


1971 


Fairview Avenue 


from 


State Street 


648 


1933 


Faneuil Drive 


from 


Massachusetts Avenue 










to beyond Harvard Avenue 


790 


1950 


Faulkner Avenue 


from 


Glen Road to Jacobs Street 


1, 946 


1944 


Faulkner Avenue 


from 


Faulkner Ave northeasterly to dead 


end 12 5 


1999 


Fay Street 


from 


Glen Road to Garden Avenue 


714 


1938 


Federal Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5 , 740 


1894 


Ferguson Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1, 073 


1967 


Fernbanks Road 


from 


Mill Road to end of cul-de-sac 


550 


1996 


Flagstaff Road 


from 


Nichols Street 


587 


1989 


Fletcher Lane 


from 


Kilmarnock Street to Morgan Road 


792 


1977 


Floradale Avenue 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


627 


1970 


Flynn Way 


from 


Federal Street to end of cul-de-sac 


680 


1996 


Fordham Road 


from 


North Reading Line 


3 , 714 


1971 


Forest Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Aldrich Road 


4 , 100 


1894 


Fox Run Drive 


from 


High Street 


975 


1989 


Franklin Avenue 


from 


Arlene Avenue to Arlene Avenue 


739 


1978 


Frederick Drive 


from 


Salem Street 


1, 070 


1966 


Freeport Drive 


from 


Park Street to Lucaya Circle 


2 , 086 


1979 



1953 



1945 



1976 



Gandalf Way 


from 


Glen Road to Agostino Drive 


549 


1979 


Gatehouse Lane 


from 


Towpath Road 


380 


1994 


Gearty Street 


from 


Ring Avenue 


627 


1989 


Glen Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Main Street 


6 , 870 


1894 


Glendale Circle 


from 


Glen Road to Lawrence Street 


1, 304 


1952 


Glenview Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1959 


Gloria Way 


from 


Broad Street 


770 


1989 


Gowing Road 


from 


Park Street to ^^^rcus Road 


941 


1956 


Grace Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Ave . to beyond Melody Lane 


2 , 514 


1966 


Grand Avenue 


from 


Corey Avenue 


815 


1952 


Grant Street 


from 


Federal Street 


780 


1943 


Great Neck Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


536 


1989 


Grove Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Lake Street 


4 , 147 


1910 



-194- 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Grove Street from Reading Line 120 1957 

Gunderson Road from Marie Drive to beyond Evans Drive 1,506 1959 1966 



Hamlin Lane 


from 


Lawrence Street 


540 


1962 


Hanover Street 


from 


Atlantic Avenue 


574 


1988 


Hanson Road 


from 


Woodland Road 


838 


1969 


Hardin Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Jaquith Road 


428 


1951 


Harnden Street 


from 


Main Street to Glen Road 


600 


1895 


Harold Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Reed Street 


1,312 


1971 


Harris Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Cedar Street 


806 


1945 


Harvard Avenue 


from 


Main Street to River Street 


430 


1951 


Hathaway Road 


from 


Woburn Street to Evans Drive 


3,270 


1951 


Hawthorne Road 


from 


Woburn Street 


230 


1956 


Heather Drive 


from 


Freeport Drive to North Reading Line 


1, 286 


1979 


Henry L. Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


651 


1993 


High Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


3 , 585 


1894 


Hillside Way 


from 


Chestnut Street to Burlington Line 


2,230 


1914 


Hilltop Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


364 


1959 


Hobson Avenue 


from 


Pine Avenue to beyond Wisser Street 


1, 560 


1945 


Hopkins Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3 , 051 


1894 


Houghton Road 


from 


Kendall Street to Andrew Street 


1, 702 


1985 


Industrial Way 


from 


Woburn Street to West Street 


4,430 


1974 


Isabella Way 


from 


West Street 


385 


2001 


Jaquith Road 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1,398 


1938 


Jere Road 


from 


Fairmeadow Road to Fairmeadow Road 


1, 248 


1968 


Jewel Drive 


from 


Eames Street 


1, 303 


1985 


Jones Avenue 


from 


Glen Road 


717 


1940 


Jonspin Road 


from 


Andover Street 


3 , 800 


1993 


Judith Road 


from 


Cedar Crest Road to Birchwood Road 


400 


1953 



1953 1959 



1951 
1972 



1952 
1975 



1949 1951 



Kajin Way 


from 


Woburn Street 


455 


1989 


Kelley Road 


from 


Chandler Road 


923 


1957 


Kendall Street 


from 


Aldrich Road to Blanchard Road 


1,420 


1945 


Kenwood Avenue 


from 


Woburn St. to beyond Englewood Dr. 


1, 725 


1970 


Kiernan Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street to beyond Naples Road 


693 


1958 


Kilmarnock Street 


from 


West Street to beyond Morgan Road 


1, 840 


1894 


King Street 


from 


Glen Road to Broad Street 


2,400 


1940 


King Street Ext. 


from 


Glen Road 


487 


1979 


Kirk Street 


from 


Main Street 


575 


1951 


Lake Street 


from 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


3 , 855 


1894 


Lang Street 


from 


Bancroft Street 


409 


1952 


Laurel Avenue 


from 


Parker Street to Molloy Road 


659 


1950 


Lawrence Court 


from 


Lawrence Street 


728 


1956 


Lawrence Street 


from 


Glen Road to Shady Lane Drive 


4 , 013 


1956 


Ledgewood Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


383 


1959 


Lexington Street 


from 


Cunningham Street to Morningside Dr. 


714 


1974 


Liberty Street 


from 


Federal Street 


740 


1943 


Lincoln Street 


from 


Federal Street 


720 


1943 


Linda Road 


from 


High Street to beyond Pineridge Road 


1, 760 


1950 


Lloyd Road 


from 


Main Street 


1, 050 


1951 


Lockwood Road 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


977 


1957 



-195- 



STREET LOCATION LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Longview Road 
Lorin Drive 
Loumac Road 
Lowell Street 
Lowell St. Park 
Lucaya Circle 



from Middlesex Avenue 650 1959 

from Swain Road 560 1992 

from Drury Lane 510 1963 

from Main Street to Reading Line 10,152 1894 

from Lowell Street 580 1908 

from Heather Drive to Freeport Drive 2,469 1979 



1978 
1957 



1958 



Mackey Road from 

Magazine Road from 

Magazine Street from 

Main Street from 

Marcia Road from 

Marcus Road from 

Marie Drive from 

Marion Street from 

Marion Street from 

Marion Street from 

Marion Street from 

Marjorie Road from 
Massachusetts Ave . from 

McDonald Road from 

Meadow Lane from 

Meadow Lane from 

Melody Lane from 

Meadow Brook Rd . from 

Middlesex Avenue from 

Miles Street from 

Miller Road from 

Molloy Road from 

Moore Street from 

Moore Street from 

Morgan Road from 

Mornings ide Drive from 

Morse Avenue from 

Mystic Avenue from 



Federal Street 250 1943 

Wisser Street 320 1973 

Taplin Avenue 190 1973 

Tewksbury Line to Woburn Line 21,387 1894 

North Street to beyond Carolyn Rd . 2,806 1962 1971 

Cowing Road 2,315 1958 

Woburn St. to beyond Gunderson Road 1,525 1961 1966 
Burlington Avenue to beyond 

Clifton Street 1,876 1945 

Marion St. westerly to Marion St. 975 1995 

Marion St. southeasterly to Marion St. 1,133 2000 

Marion St. southerly an additional 950 2001 

Main Street 1,392 1951 

Main Street to beyond Brattle St. 810 1945 

Salem Street 2,621 1944 

Suncrest Avenue 364 1957 

Meadow Lane thru cul-de-sac 115 1997 

Shawsheen Avenue to Grace Drive 245 1966 

Factory Rd . southeasterly 204 2001 

Main Street to Salem Street 12,140 1894 

Main Street to Hobson Avenue 3 80 1945 

Glen Road 638 1945 

Lowell Street 988 2001 
Shawsheen Avenue to beyond 

Wedge wood Avenue 1,528 1967 

Existing Moore Street 630 2001 

Kilmarnock Street 653 1977 

Lexington Street to Fairfield Road 693 1974 

Woburn Street to beyond Lawn Street 1,360 1939 

Middlesex Avenue 1,298 1908 1988 



Nassau Avenue 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Dunton Road 


1, 566 


1946 


Nathan Road 


from 


Senpek Road 


1, 057 


1971 


Nichols Street 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue to Billerica Line 


3 , 801 


1894 


Nickerson Avenue 


from 


West Street 


953 


1947 


Norfolk Avenue 


from 


Carter Lane to Nassau Avenue 


537 


1954 


North Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Marcia Road 


3 , 515 


1945 


N. Washington Ave 


from 


Agostino Drive 


858 


1979 


Nottingham Drive 


from 


Stonehedge Drive thru cul-de-sac 


480 


1997 


Nunn Road 


from 


Kelley Road 


214 


1965 



Oak Street 


from 


Salem Street 




355 


1951 


Oakdale Road 


from 


Short Street to Judith Road 


2 , 


301 


1950 


Oakridge Circle 


from 


Gowing Road to Gowing Road 


1, 


730 


1958 


Oakwood Road 


from 


Main Street to beyond Emerson Street 




800 


1946 


Olson Street 


from 


Church Street 




122 


1957 


Oxbow Drive 


from 


Woburn Street 


1, 


751 


1994 



-196- 



STREET 



LOCATION 



LENGTH DATE(S) ACCEPTED 



Palmer Way- 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


1, 437 


1989 


Park Street 


from 


Woburn Street to No. Reading Line 


4 , 180 


1895 


Parker Street 


from 


Lowell Street to Blackstone Street 


2 , 000 


1919 


Patches Pond Lane 


from 


Chestnut Street to a dead end 


1, 185 


1990 


Patricia Circle 


from 


Dell Drive 


595 


1958 


Pershing Street 


from 


Federal Street 


720 


1943 


Phillips Avenue 


from 


Wild Ave. to beyond Baker Street 


1, 519 


1946 


Pilcher Drive 


from 


the end of Gearty Street 


410 


1989 


Pilling Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


954 


1959 


Pine Avenue 


from 


Main Street to Hobson Avenue 


380 


1945 


Pineridge Road 


from 


North St . to Linda Road 


914 


1960 


Pineview Road 


from 


Cobalt Street to Adelman Road 


450 


1953 


Pinewood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive to Oakdale Road 


1, 364 


1954 


Pleasant Road 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Linda Road 


750 


1962 


Powder House Cir. 


from 


Middlesex Avenue 


710 


1954 


Presidential Dr. 


from 


Boutwell Street 


826 


1977 


Presidential Dr. 


from 


Presidential Dr. thru cul-de-sac 


768 


1998 


Progress Way 


from 


Industrial Way 


630 


1974 


Quail Run 


from 


Woburn Street 


500 


1992 


Radcliff Road 


from 


South Street to Benson Road 


355 


1971 


Railroad Avenue 


from 


Clark Street 


650 


1909 


Reading Avenue 


from 


Oakwood Road 


215 


1979 


Reading Avenue 


from 


Faulkner Ave northwesterly to dead- 


end 160 


1997 


Redwood Terrace 


from 


Kenwood Avenue 


645 


1970 


Reed Street 


from 


Shawsheen Ave. to beyond Harold Ave 


1,090 


1971 


Research Drive 


from 


Ballardvale Street 


1,817 


1989 


Richmond Street 


from 


Main Street to Shawsheen Avenue 


1, 800 


1973 


Ridge Road 


from 


Suncrest Avenue 


365 


1956 


Ring Avenue 


from 


Salem Street to Biggar Avenue 


1 , 150 


1975 


River Street 


from 


Massachusetts Avenue to Harvard Ave 


453 


1962 


Roberts Road 


from 


Burlington Ave. to Burlington Ave. 


1, 861 


1967 


Rollins Road 


from 


Marion Street to Fenway Street 


200 


1954 


Roosevelt Road 


from 


Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1, 980 


1946 


Route 62 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Salem Street 


3 , 343 


1958 


Royal Street 


from 


Salem Street 


1, 043 


1951 


Salem Street 


from 


Tewksbury Line to beyond 










Ballardvale Street 


8 , 895 


1894 


Salem Street 


from 


North Reading Line to beyond 










Woburn Street 


6 , 475 


1894 


Saraf ina ' s Way 


from 


Hopkins St. thru cul-de-sac 


450 


1995 


Scaltrito Drive 


from 


Salem Street 


785 


1974 


School Street 


from 


Middlesex Ave. to beyond Drury Lane 


1 , 139 


1915 


Senpek Road 


from 


Wildwood Street to Nathan Road 


280 


1971 


Serenoa Lane 


from 


Woburn St. westerly thru cul-de-sac 


600 


1999 


Sewell Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


300 


1955 


Shady Lane Drive 


from 


Middlesex Ave. to Lawrence Street 


2 , 904 


1950 


Shawsheen Avenue 


from 


beyond Richmond Street to 










Billerica Line 


11, 845 


1894 


Sherburn Place 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


723 


1975 


Sheridan Road 


from 


Woburn Street to Hathaway Road 


1, 021 


1951 


Sherwood Road 


from 


Forest Street to Cochrane Road 


445 


1971 



-197- 



STREET LOCATION LENGTH DATE{S) ACCEPTED 



Silver Lake Ave. 


from 


Lake Street to Dexter Street 


455 


1954 


Somerset Place 


from 


Mystic Avenue easterly thru cul-de-sac 878 


2000 


Sparhawk Drive 


from 


Park Street to Heather Drive 


361 


1979 


Sprucewood Road 


from 


Shady Lane Drive 


690 


1952 


State Street 


from 


Belmont Ave. to Fairview Ave. 


315 


1933 


Stonehedge Drive 


from 


Castle Dr. northerly thru cul-de-sac 


1,400 


1997 


St rout Avenue 


from 


Lowell Street 


908 


1955 


Suncrest Avenue 


from 


West Street to Ledgewood Road 


1,246 


1954 


Swain Road 


from 


Burlington Avenue to Forest Street 


2,290 


1922 


Taft Road 


from 


Boutwell Street to Swain Road 


1, 986 


1938 


Taplin Avenue 


from 


Wisser Street 


461 


1946 


Taplin Avenue 


from 


Baker Street 


900 


1946 


Temple Street 


from 


Church Street 


214 


1911 


Thrush Road 


from 


Salem Street to Marie Drive 


400 


1961 


Thurston Avenue 


from 


Church Street to beyond Kidder Place 


623 


1907 


Tomahawk Drive 


from 


Aldrich Road 


575 


1989 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Towpath Drive to a dead end 


463 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Chestnut Street to Towpath Drive 


914 


1990 


Towpath Drive 


from 


Towpath Drive 


870 


1993 


Towpath Drive 


f rom 


Towpath Drive to Butters Row 


886 


1996 


Tracy Circle 


from 


Woburn Street 


675 


1992 


Truman Road 


from 


Hathaway Road 


300 


1953 


Unnamed Street 


from 


Salem Street to Andover Street 


470 


1958 


Upton Court 


from 


Andover Street 


500 


1894 


Valyn Lane 


from 


Salem Street 


608 


1989 


Veranda Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


847 


1916 


Virginia Road 


from 


No. Reading Line to No. Reading Line 


1 , 105 


1954 


Wakefield Avenue 


from 


Buckingham St . easterly to dead end 


355 


1999 


Walker Street 


from 


Main Street 


423 


1958 


Warren Road 


from 


Wightman Road to Tewksbury Line 


97 


1954 


Washington Avenue 


from 


Clark Street to Stone Street 


1, 650 


1920 


Webber Street 


from 


Burlington Avenue 


677 


1969 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from 


Moore Street 


476 


1967 


Wedgewood Avenue 


from 


Wedgewood Ave. southeast thru cul-de- 


-sac 75 


1997 


West Street 


from 


Woburn Street to Reading Line 


8 , 372 


1894 


Westdale Avenue 


from 


West Street 


1,211 


1942 


Wicks Circle 


from 


Everett Avenue 


533 


1971 


Wightman Road 


from 


Warren Road to Tewksbury Line 


239 


1954 


Wild Avenue 


from 


Grove Avenue 


1, 050 


1910 


Wildwood Street 


from 


Middlesex Avenue to Woburn Street 


5 , 290 


1894 


Williams Avenue 


from 


Main Street 


706 


1940 


Wilson Street 


from 


Federal Street 


760 


1943 


Wilton Drive 


from 


Shawsheen Avenue 


1, 151 


1966 


Winchell Road 


from 


Grove Avenue to Burnap Street 


193 


1945 


Wing Road 


from 


Woburn Street 


746 


1958 


Wisser Street 


from 


Main Street to Brand Avenue 


1, 146 


1950 


Woburn Street 


from 


Andover Street to Woburn Line 


23 , 122 


1894 


Woodland Road 


from 


Lowell Street 


1, 174 


1969 



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WCTV 658-7425 

AT & T Broadband 888- 633-4266 

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